19/07/2013 – Taylor’s, Chip Dry White Port NV

Wine of the Week – 2/7/2013
White Port is rarely mentioned in wine columns, and indeed compared to Portugal and France where it is an incredibly popular aperitif drink, few Brits have acquired a white Port habit. But in fact this lovely wine, which is given extra ageing in barrel to producer a drier, fuller style, makes a lovely drink neat from the fridge, or made into a classic long drink with plenty of ice, tonic and a slice of lemon or sprig of mint. It has a subtle, nutty, gently honeyed and spice nose, with hints of preserved lemon. On the palate it teases at being off-dry, but the full melon and nutty tones, a touch of custard and the power of the 20% abv come through. A fine alternative take on a summer drink. Watch the video for more information and specific food matching ideas. 14.99, Waitrose and Budgens.