Friday, December 5, 2008

Reflections on the Port Tasting

The port tasting on Wednesday went well. The most intriguing wine to me was the Warres White Porto, which we mixed with ginger ale and a squeeze of lime for a pleasant, slightly sweet apertif. The recipe can be varied to substitute tonic for ginger ale and lemon or another citrus instead of lime.

Paul's pick for the most interesting port was the 1992 Colheita (a single vintage tawny port), which for a 16 year old wine was remarkably full bodied and robust. The only wine on the list that wasn't a fortified wine, the 2005 Warres Altano (a blend of the portuguese grapes Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz), is an excellent buy for a dry red wine, being interesting and complex and well balanced.

There are a couple other events coming up soon, but I'll note those in the next post I make.

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