£16 (on offer), Sainsbury's Waitrose, Ocado, £19, Oddbins
This is a bottle to pick up if you’re still rushing around buying last-minute presents, or if you want a port for cheese that doesn’t need decanting, or if you want something to serve with mince pies, chocolate, or dried fruit and nuts. In a stylish, clear glass, dumpy bottle to show off its colour, it’s a rich, luscious Tawny with flavours of dried and fresh figs, nuts, toffee and spices. To get the full effect, remember that Tawny port should be served lightly chilled. If you can’t get Graham’s, the quality of ten-year-old Tawnies is generally high, as long as the bottle hasn’t been sitting around gathering dust (Tawny port shouldn’t be kept). Another of my all-time favourites is Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old (Waitrose, Ocado and Tanners Wines) and Taylor’s (Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Majestic) is also good.
Grayam's 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Portugal
£16, on offer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, £19, Oddbins