Saturday, November 13, 2010

Port Blend, Founders Reserve Porto 04'

Naked Wine Review 58

Wine: Founders Reserve Porto, Port Blend
Producer: Sogrape Vinhos
Brand: Sandeman
Vintage: 04'
Region: Port, Portugal
Price: 21.00
Date tasted: 11/9/10 Happy Birthday to Jane!
Place tasted: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Served with a Garam Masala Spice Posh Chocolate Truffle. It was the best chocolate creation I have ever experienced in my life! This wine is a great compliment to just about any classic holiday desert. And though a nice port like this is a rich and lovely after dinner treat, it would also nicely lend its charms to a variety of hors d'oeuvre and cheese trays featuring absolutely anything from Stilton to Brie.
Appearance: Like the brilliant glow on a pair of Ruby Slippers that any Dorothy would be proud to skip down the yellow brick road in.
On the snoot: it's an intense and exotic hit of sandalwood and cherry.
Taste: Chewy red velvet fruit with just a hint of pumpkin pie spice. There is also a charming element that represents all of the sweet splendor that dwells within the breast of dear Mother Earth; Such as wet clover, nasturtium, and sweet grass. Warms the palate, calms the spirit.
Balance: A rich, smooth, and delicate beauty. Tannins, acids, sweetness, and alcohol, all lift one another up until it almost disappears before you sense that you've swallowed it. Magic.
Comments: It's everything you want your naked lovers kiss to taste of. Sweet, passionate, and full of pheromones. Ya, it's really good.

Rating:3.8 stars