Sunday, April 3, 2011

1999 Colheita Port

1999 Hutcheson Colheita Port

1999 Hutcheson Colheita Port

I love port, but there's no denying that it's not a particularly sexy wine. No one likes to admit that they enjoy sweet wines. Even scarcer are the people who openly serve it with dinner. I'm not saying I'm special, but yeah, I'm kind of a badass for doing both.

These vintage tawnies are wonderful wines. Round and sweet, with that spiciness you still get in young colheitas. Energetic and lively on the palate. I really like Hutcheson colheitas - I vividly remember the delicious '78 I drank for New Year's. So what's holding people back from embracing these wines? I'll have none of that it's so old-fashioned talk. North Americans are funny - they have no problem downing soda like it's nobody's business, but heaven forbid they admit to drinking sweet wines.

And what did I serve this with? Only the most delicious braised sea cucumber, bien sur.


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