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14th July 2013

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Taylor's, Chip Dry White Port NV, Portugal
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.

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