Cockburn’s, Porto Branco Fine White Port, Porto, Portugal
Tasting Note: White Port is to summer as red Port is to winter, and herein lies the secret of this under-the-radar Port that can be easily paired with summer.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of baked red apple, almond, brioche, yellow raisin, caramel, lemon citrus and quince.
On the palate the sweet, full-bodied white Port has, medium-to-medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose completing with a medium-plus finish.
The wine is creamy in texture with a straightforward, ripe-fruit palate.
Keep this white Port in the refrigerator and enjoy it straight or poured over ice with some tonic water and perhaps a spritz of fresh lime juice.
It’s an easy summer cocktail aperitif or post-meal digestif that few of your friends would ever think to make for themselves and which you can easily substitute for dessert.
Bottle Note: This one’s all about mixing it up. Whether it’s on the rocks, in a cocktail or our perfect serve with tonic. Plenty of ice, a slice of lemon and mint. This refreshing white Port blends beautifully with just about anything – lifting the moment with aromas of apricots, citrus fruits and nutty notes. Made in the heat and heart of Portugal’s historic Douro Valley, it does what it does well today as ever. Classic drink. Fresh Taste. Bottled by Symington Family Estates.
Importer: Premium Port Wines Inc., San Francisco, California
Tasting Date: May 20, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.