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

Quinta De La Rosa Lbv 2011 Pk6

Bottle Price: £18.50 / €26.75 Case Bottle Price: £16.65 / €24.08

50cls Quinta De La Rosa Tawny 10yr

50cls Quinta De La Rosa Tawny 10yr Pk6

Bottle Price: £17.69 / €23.99 Case Bottle Price: £15.92 / €21.59