It’s the 25th December and it’s that time of the day, when you couldn’t possibly eat another morsel or drink another drop, and someone puts in front of you a plate of warm Christmas pudding with a big dollop of brandy butter.
Oh go on.
And while you’re at it you may as well wash it down with something delicious.
My choice would be to go for a tawny port – it is like Christmas in a glass. Dried fruit and nutty aromas, it matches pudding perfectly. Tawny ports start their life out as LBV ports, but are aged in oak barrels over a number of years. Over this time they lose their bold fruit and tannins, and gain a more dried, honeyed fruit character with a lovely toasty nuttiness. Try either of the tawnys from Quinta de la Rosa, the 10 year old is lighter in style, the 20 year old has a more intense flavour profile. Serve slightly chilled, it will set off your dessert perfectly, rounding off the biggest meal of the year!
Quinta De La Rosa Lbv 2011
Bottle Price: £18.50 / €26.75 Case Bottle Price: £16.65 / €24.08
50cls Quinta De La Rosa Tawny 10yr
Bottle Price: £17.69 / €23.99 Case Bottle Price: £15.92 / €21.59