A very successful tasting event, and thank you to all participants. A special thanks to Ceri Barlow from Pacific Wine & Spirits. An agency that import premium products to BC.
Port Tasting Notes:
TAYLOR’S FINE WHITE PORT
Fragrant nose. Full-bodied, rich, fruity with a flavoursome long finish. Serve chilled as an aperitif. White Port makes fabulous cocktails. Add pizzazz to your holiday fête, and make a big batch of White Port Mojito. Your guests will love it!
SANDEMAN RUBY PORT
A bright, fruit-driven style with youthful red & black fruit flavours. A robust finish. Pair nicely with grilled steak. Try this fabulous Porto Pama cocktail.
A Ruby Port Reserve that has spent a bit more time in casks. Deep red color, with rich aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. On the palate well balanced and full-bodied with a nice finish.
TAYLOR FLADGATE 10 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT
Here’s a great Aged Tawny Port at a great price. Medium to deep orange-brown, and still quite youthful looking. Aromatic nose, and mature berry fruits with subtle nuttiness taste.
TAYLOR FLADGATE 325th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED RELEASE
To celebrate the 325th Anniversary since its foundation in 1692, Taylor Fladgate has created a limited edition of a commemorative Port to mark this occasion. A special blend that has drawn on Taylor’s extensive reserves of old casks-aged Ports set aside for the company’s 10,20,30, and 40 Year Old Tawny. A rich fig nose with a background of toffee and mocha, notes of plum and dried fruits, spicy hints of black pepper, nutmeg, and all come together in smooth harmony.
DOW’S LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE 2011
This is one of the aristocrats of Port. Deep red colour with an aromatic nose. Rich, semi-sweet with ripe fruits, sweet spices, and good structure.
FONSECA VINTAGE 2000
Delicious and drinking extremely well right now. Offer complexity and smooth fruitiness, nut and spice taste, voluptuous roundness on the palate with a velvety finish.
All Ports are available at most gov’t BC liquor stores and selected private stores.