“Nope, I’ve tried it, and in my humble opinion, the complexity of the port combats the cheese, I like a desert Riesling or Sauternes instead”
Chocolate is the way to go when matching food with port; especially the Late Bottled Vintage version. I’ve just enjoyed a rather scrummy Chocolate Bavarois (made ‘em myself, he says with a triumphant gloat) with a generous glass of Cockburns LBV – pure bliss. You have to be generous with the drink serving, none of your namby-pamby little glasses, splash a generous measure into a wine glass.
Wine Tasting Note: Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port , 2003, Portugal
Stockist: Asda and Morrisons 10.69 [More on UKWOL] Price: £9.99 [More on Adegga / Snooth]
Distinct chocolate notes in the wine are mingled with a deep richness and mellow complex fruits. Mulberry is often noted but to me is more sweet raisins with a little plum and sweet strawberry thrown in. A nice sweetness tempered by the tannins and a creamy mouthfeel.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 90/100
A full recipe and instructions for Chocolate Bavarois is available on SpittoonExtra.
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