Sip of the Day

October 1, 2021

Day #274 of the year.

Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Porto

I had four stale wholewheat rolls that were making the rounds between the counter fridge freezer and back on the counter for three weeks; they tasted like sawdust from day one. So last night, I’d had it and gathered all the bits of bread, random corner of challah, a couple of slices of sandwich white bread, and the sawdust rolls. Cut the bread in chunks, mixed two cups whole milk, three eggs, ¼ cup of sugar, tsp of vanilla extract, a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon, chopped up two dates, a handful of toasted pecans in a bowl, added a splash of Taylor Fladgate 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, tossed and left on the counter for 10-15min while my oven was preheating to 375F. Buttered a baking dish, poured the bread concoction into it, added a few extra butter cubes at random on top, and popped it in the oven for 40min. My dish wasn’t deep, so it wasn’t precisely a bread pudding, but all the flavor profiles were there. I poured myself a slightly chilled glass of the Taylor Fladgate 10-Year-Old Tawny Port while waiting for the dish to bake and looked up bread pudding (or Wet Nelly in the UK) on Wikipedia . It was fascinating reading about the history of this dish, and I admired our ancestor’s creativity and thriftiness with ingredients at hand. I cut myself a nice wedge of the pudding while it was still warm with a dollop of whipped cream and savored the caramelly, nutty, toasty, vanilla flavors, which the Tawny Port perfectly matched; this was comfort food at its best – cheers, and warm your fall nights with a glass of port!

ORIGIN

Portugal

Grapes

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela

Tasting Notes

With an intense amber tawny color, the wine has sweet, elegant apricot flavors, delicate wood notes, and rich, seductive aromas of mature fruit. Full-bodied and highly concentrated.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with figs, almonds, pecan pie, desserts made with coffee or caramel, and crème brûlée. It can also be served at the end of the meal with walnuts or dried fruit and it can be slightly chilled in the summer.

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