By Chris and Sherry Hardie
The wine selection for a cold winter night or to cap a delicious meal has to
be port. Some ports are carefully fermented to high alcohol levels, and others
are fortified with brandy or other alcohol for levels in the
18 percent range.
This is an Australian non-vintage that is aged for eight years. It's
generally the aging that defines whether a port is tawny. Younger ports are
called ruby and display more fruit.
This tawny is layered with flavors of caramel, honey and toffee that warm
your throat. Because of its high alcohol content, you can buy a bottle and enjoy
small portions for weeks as it will keep.
Sherry: "Tastes of honey, caramel, brown sugar and brandy." 3 stars Chris: "A
butterscotch and vanilla bouquet with flavors of honey and brown sugar." 3-1/2
Available locally for about $14.
Coming next week: Acacia Red Blend
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