Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dinner in the winter - Vintage port

1989 Cruz Vintage Port

1989 Cruz Vintage Port, Porto

Tasted this earlier this year. With cheese, nothing is better than a vintage port. With 20 years of age, this should be showing well.

Dark colour, lots of concentration. Dried fruits, spiciness, but the brandy is a bit disturbing. Alcohol definitely rears it's head - I've tasted much younger late bottled vintage ports that show more alcohol integration. A bit harsh.

But with cheese, just stunning. A revelation. It's the bittersweet things, in food/wine, and in life, that are the most extraordinary.

DF

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