Sweet Temptations - Port and Chocolate

A glass of Taylor's First Estate Port is a sublime marriage with chocolate!

One of the great joys of Port is its extraordinary versatility to complement the most challenging food flavours, from salty, blue cheeses to rich chocolate desserts. It's easy to recognise how the succulent sweet fruit found in Port is such a winning match with cheese; the same can be said about its role with chocolate.

Take a young Port like Taylor's First Estate, with its robust, sweet plum flavours, and see how well it complements the sour cherry notes that can often be found in dark chocolate.  The bitter components in the chocolate work so well with the sweet fruit in the Port making it a glorious palate match.

Taylor's First Estate is a blend of young red Ports which have been matured for several years in large oak vats.   It has a concentrated fruit nose bursting with blackcurrant, plum and liquorice flavours.  A luscious, sweet palate is supported by firm tannins and restrained elegance.

Taylor's First Estate is available from Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco at the recommended retail price of £12 a bottle.

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