Did some staff training for London restaurant Hakkasan today. The subject? Sherry and Port. It was a fun session, and we finished with the 1985 Taylor, a Port that’s now peaking, showing lovely complex, mature flavours, as well as retaining some fruit and tannin. Lovely stuff.
In preparation I came across this nice picture of Porto, viewed from Vila Nova de Gaia. It was taken in September when I visited the Douro, after a day spent in the city. In the foreground you can see the long red-tiled roofs of some of the Port lodges, which dominate Vila Nova.