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M&S Special Reserve Port Decanter 50cl - 20% v, half price - £8.00 from £16

£8.00 @ Marks & Spencer
I got a 50cl bottle of Special Reserve Port decanter from M&S today at half price from £16 to £8 and then realised there was a further 20% off 3 bottles, so got two more before I went to the till! £4… Read More
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I got a 50cl bottle of Special Reserve Port decanter from M&S today at half price from £16 to £8 and then realised there was a further 20% off 3 bottles, so got two more before I went to the till! £4.80 discount given.

Half price offer until 28th November and 20% off 3 bottles until 3 December (or until they decide to stop it) - also a 25% off 6 bottles offer in store and on line.

Good for Xmas gifts.
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Spenfica
My sequence of alcohol taste from 1996-2016
Alcopops
Cider
Lager
Ale
Brown Ale
Stout
Red Wine
Port
Similar to my sequence between 1930 and 2230 hours last Friday :-D
10 Likes
DarrylJohn
Never had port. Any similar tasting alternatives? So I can get some kind of idea.



It's like angels dancing on your tongue :p
10 Likes
My sequence of alcohol taste from 1996-2016
Alcopops
Cider
Lager
Ale
Brown Ale
Stout
Red Wine
Port

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#1
Smashin xx
#2
M&S were giving out free samples of this, I liked it. 8)
2 Likes #3
£19.20 -for 3 - mathematics is not my strong point (to say the least)

Edited By: joesmum on Nov 06, 2016 17:32: amount paid for 3 bottles!
1 Like #4
Great deal, heat added X)
#5
That's great. Picked up 2 yesterday. Gutted they never told me about this deal I would of got another. Very nice stuff.
#6
Good deal. :)
1 Like #7
Had this last year. Absolutely gorgeous.
#8
Never had port. Any similar tasting alternatives? So I can get some kind of idea.


Edited By: DarrylJohn on Nov 06, 2016 17:04
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DarrylJohn
Never had port. Any similar tasting alternatives? So I can get some kind of idea.
Sweeter than red wine ...it's a fortified wine ..similar to sherry .
10 Likes #10
DarrylJohn
Never had port. Any similar tasting alternatives? So I can get some kind of idea.



It's like angels dancing on your tongue :p
1 Like #11
I thought this was a good deal 2 months ago. It seems according to a mate that works at M&S it is constantly this price and never was the higher price. I got his 20% staff discount and still felt cheated.
#12
Glugged half a bottle last night. Very nice
2 Likes #13
I've always enjoyed m&s port. Never had a dud.

Great deal.
1 Like #14
Only selling it by the case now.
#15
Is it by the bottle Instore still?
#16
DarrylJohn
Never had port. Any similar tasting alternatives? So I can get some kind of idea.
Similar, yes. But not the same. Marsala, Madeira(sweet), sherry(sweet), rivesaltes, but none taste really the same.
When I emphasise 'sweet' I mean the sweet versions of those particular wines.
#17
oooh will have a look in the morning :)
#18
Expired!
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Malabus
Had this last year. Absolutely gorgeous.
I got a bottle as a present for someone last year and went back for myself after tasting it, but it had gone back up to £16 :(. I haven't seen it reduced again until this week so it doesn't drop in price very often. Goes very nice with some strong cheddar!
1 Like #20
crazylegs
Expired!

I got it today - in store.
10 Likes #21
My sequence of alcohol taste from 1996-2016
Alcopops
Cider
Lager
Ale
Brown Ale
Stout
Red Wine
Port
3 Likes #22
its 20% by volume, not proof. Pedants arise!
12 Likes #23
Spenfica
My sequence of alcohol taste from 1996-2016
Alcopops
Cider
Lager
Ale
Brown Ale
Stout
Red Wine
Port
Similar to my sequence between 1930 and 2230 hours last Friday :-D
2 Likes #24
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
#25
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.


Edited By: dvdvicar on Nov 07, 2016 00:11
#26
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/
#27
professor yaffle
Malabus
Had this last year. Absolutely gorgeous.
I got a bottle as a present for someone last year and went back for myself after tasting it, but it had gone back up to £16 :(. I haven't seen it reduced again until this week so it doesn't drop in price very often. Goes very nice with some strong cheddar!


Brilliant with cheddar on a stick with a black olive. <3
#28
12 bottles for £72
#29
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/


If they're selling it as a port then it must be a port, otherwise they'd be breaching the trademark.

Also, it works out as £7.20 per 750ml with the 20% off so it might be better value than you're saying. I haven't tried it myself so I can't comment on that, but just wanted to get the maths right not to discourage others from trying.
#30
BenLoco
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/


If they're selling it as a port then it must be a port, otherwise they'd be breaching the trademark.

Also, it works out as £7.20 per 750ml with the 20% off so it might be better value than you're saying. I haven't tried it myself so I can't comment on that, but just wanted to get the maths right not to discourage others from trying.


Sorry, I misread the initial post and you're right about the price. It shows I should be asleep by now.

The vintage Taylor's that you can get at sainsburys is usually very good for just a bit more and it can be an alternative for some.
#31
BenLoco
BenLoco
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/
If they're selling it as a port then it must be a port, otherwise they'd be breaching the trademark.
Also, it works out as £7.20 per 750ml with the 20% off so it might be better value than you're saying. I haven't tried it myself so I can't comment on that, but just wanted to get the maths right not to discourage others from trying.
Sorry, I misread the initial post and you're right about the price. It shows I should be asleep by now.
The vintage Taylor's that you can get at sainsburys is usually very good for just a bit more and it can be an alternative for some.
Here is the Taylor's alternative also a premium ruby but not a vintage http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/taylor-s-first-estate-reserve-port-1l-12-9-each-another-25-off-buy-6-bottles-sainsburys-2541584
#32
BenLoco
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/
If they're selling it as a port then it must be a port, otherwise they'd be breaching the trademark.
Also, it works out as £7.20 per 750ml with the 20% off so it might be better value than you're saying. I haven't tried it myself so I can't comment on that, but just wanted to get the maths right not to discourage others from trying.
£9.60 PER 75cl or 750ml, check you maths. The discounted price is £8 for 50cl, then 20% off for three.
#33
Spenfica
My sequence of alcohol taste from 1996-2016
Alcopops
Cider
Lager
Ale
Brown Ale
Stout
Red Wine
Port


Alcopops + Port back in the day. Cheeky Vimto!

Edited By: kristoff1875 on Nov 07, 2016 09:59: Word edit
#34
splender
BenLoco
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/
If they're selling it as a port then it must be a port, otherwise they'd be breaching the trademark.
Also, it works out as £7.20 per 750ml with the 20% off so it might be better value than you're saying. I haven't tried it myself so I can't comment on that, but just wanted to get the maths right not to discourage others from trying.
£9.60 PER 75cl or 750ml, check you maths. The discounted price is £8 for 50cl, then 20% off for three.


I've corrected myself straight after posting. I've read it first as £4.80 AFTER discount, not as a £4.80 discount.
#35
BenLoco
splender
BenLoco
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/
If they're selling it as a port then it must be a port, otherwise they'd be breaching the trademark.
Also, it works out as £7.20 per 750ml with the 20% off so it might be better value than you're saying. I haven't tried it myself so I can't comment on that, but just wanted to get the maths right not to discourage others from trying.
£9.60 PER 75cl or 750ml, check you maths. The discounted price is £8 for 50cl, then 20% off for three.
I've corrected myself straight after posting. I've read it first as £4.80 AFTER discount, not as a £4.80 discount.
Edit button?
#36
My liver is going to hate you! Thanks for the deal
#37
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/

You haven't told me anything I didn't already know.
I don't expect we in the UK will find anything in our supermarket that isn't Portuguese Port.
You said originally - "expensive for a ruby which this one is" - but in terms of hierarchy, it isn't a "Ruby", its a "Reserve".
#38
Spenfica
My sequence of alcohol taste from 1996-2016
Alcopops
Cider
Lager
Ale
Brown Ale
Stout
Red Wine
Port

Sounds like a good night out, not a twenty year evolution!

Edited By: Seajay on Nov 07, 2016 12:25
#39
dvdvicar
splender
dvdvicar
splender
Works out at £9.60 equivalent of 75cl (when bought as 3 bottles with extra 20%) , expensive for a ruby which this one is as it is a Taylor's from Duoro. Ports are always on offer.
.
So if you missed this then get the Taylor's First Estate Reserve Port 75cl from Asda and Tesco for £8 (on offer now) instead if you don't need that fat glass bottle.
All Port comes from Duoro.
Its not a Ruby its a Reserve.
Simple answer to your statement:-
Not that I am a snob and I have just a finger nail amount of knowledge of port. In strict legal definition and trade names protection, you are right, like Champagne must come from Champagne region.
.
Fuller answer to your statement:-
Portugese Port comes from Douro Valley but not all port come from Portugal. (Strict usage of the terms Port or Porto refer only to wines produced in Portugal but non strict usage is fortified port wine anywhere in the world are called port/Port by a common drinker, who is not pendantic with strict language).
Reserve is a ruby though it is the better type , it is a premium ruby and other names are also used instead of "reserve" , especially in other countries, to denote better quality, such as "fine". There are a list of main types http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/drinks/wine/the-styles-of-port-wine/
You haven't told me anything I didn't already know.
I don't expect we in the UK will find anything in our supermarket that isn't Portuguese Port.
You said originally - "expensive for a ruby which this one is" - but in terms of hierarchy, it isn't a "Ruby", its a "Reserve".
I know virtually nothing about port and your opinion of price/value is as good as mine. I just compared it with the offer prices around now for Christmas alcohol and expressed my humble opinion but if you want to get analytic about it, as you said, "You haven't told me anything I didn't already know. ", the following may shine a light. But anyway, simply, just say cheers to port around the world.
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1/ Regarding supermarket port, this one is a port (though not allowed to use Port in designation law) and some people around the world do call it a port for convenience and is from South Africa , http://www.marksandspencer.com/kwv-classic-collection-cape-tawny-case-of-6/p/p60065072?prevPage=plp#product-info

2/ If you want to use strict "opporto lingo", then there is no such thing as you said a "hierarchy", there is a "special designation" "reserve" is not a designation of port (in Portugal) , ruby is, "reserve" is a characteristic of a special designation, the horse's mouth http://www.ivdp.pt/pagina.asp?codPag=48&codLei=192 which I cut and pasted below and you will not find "reserve" port, I wrote it is a ruby and it is a ruby, though with a premiumm characteristic (see 3/ below) :-
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c) Quanto a designação especiais:

Vintage. - É o vinho do Porto de uma só colheita, produzido em ano de reconhecida qualidade, com características organolépticas excepcionais, retinto e encorpado, de aroma e paladar muito finos, que seja reconhecido pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto com direito ao uso da desiganção <> e data correspondente.

Engarrafado entre 1 de Julho do 2.º ano e 30 de Julho do 3.º ano a contar do ano da colheita;

Tipo Vintage, Vintage Style ou Vintage Character. - É um vinho do Porto com características organolépticas excepcionais, tinto e encorpado, de aroma e paladar finos, que seja reconhecido pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto com direito ao uso da respectiva designação;

Crusted ou Crusting. - É um vinho do Porto com caracteríticas organolépticas excepcionais, retinto e encorpado, de aroma e paladar finos, susceptível de criar depósito na garrafa, que seja reconhecido pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto com direito ao uso da respectiva designação;

Late Bottled Vintage ou L.B.V. - É o vinho do Porto de uma só colheita, produzido em ano de boa qualidade, com boas características organolépticas, tinto e encorpado, de aroma e paladar finos, que seja reconhecido pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto com direito ao uso da designação <> ou <>.

Engarrafado entre 1 de Julho do 4.º ano e 31 de Dezembro do 6.º ano a contar do ano da respectiva colheita;

Tawny. - É o vinho do Porto tinto envelhecido em vasilhas de madeira;

Ruby. - É o vinho do Porto tinto de cor avermelhada;

Com data de colheita. - É o vinho do Porto de uma só colheita, de boa qualidade, que seja reconhecido pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto com direito ao uso da indicação da data correspondente;

Com indicação de idade. - É o vinho do Porto tawny de muito boa qualidade que seja reconhecido pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto com direito ao uso da designação da idade.

3/ The characteristics of a special designation in 2) is also stated as:-

2 - Além das designações especiais anteriormente referidas e em seu complemento, podem ser utilizados, sob controle e mediante as normas definidas pelo Instituto do Vinho do Porto, tendo em conta as características dos vinhos, diversos qualificativos, como, por exemplo, reserva, superior, muito velho, velhissimo, etc., e respectivas traduções noutras línguas.
1 Like #40
Try port tasting in Porto - amazing experience! I bought this M&S port a few years ago as I liked the decanter! Pleasantly surprised by the taste too!

Edited By: pinkmonkey on Nov 07, 2016 12:39

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