Chris Forbes of Taylor's was in the Ballymaloe Wineshop at Brown Thomas for an early afternoon tasting. We started off with the White Chip Dry Port. This may be mixed into a long drink, with tonic water for instance, but I like it just the way it is, straight from the fridge.
Then we moved on to the Crofts Late Botted vintage (LBV). LBV ports are the product of a single year's harvest and tend to be lighter bodied than a vintage port. This 2005 is very approachable, a ready to drink Port with an attractive fruity, rich taste. Chris advised that this may also be taken chilled.
|Ballymaloe's Colm McCan (left) with Helen Lynch (Cloudberry Bakery),|
Chris Forbes (Taylor's), Yours Truly and Maurice O'Mahony (Wine Alliance)