Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sweet as we eat

Didn't want to open anything tonight, so drank some port with dinner. I have this issue with people who insist that sweet wines don't go with food. They match well as long as the wine has good acidity, something true for all great wines.

1981 Kopke Colheita Port. I think it went beautifully with the mostly vegetable and tofu dishes we were having. Fantastic herbal nose, which differentiates it from the 1980. Not as full or rich, but great toffee and caramel aromas. Great acidity in the mouth, and a long nutty finish. The almost licorice quality in the Chinese celery we were eating brought out the lovely herbal quality on the palate as well.

First time drinking port with dinner, and it matched well.

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