What better way to wind down a stressful work week than a glass of Porto and some chocolate? I know the work week ended on Friday, but my day job took over my life for the last 10 days and my work week ended on Sunday night.
Everyone should have some NV Porto in their stash for just an occasion. You don't want to crack some crazy vintage Porto on a weeknight. You just want something delicious, fruity, and sweet, not some contemplative expression of years gone by.
I opened this up and was impressed by the clean fruitiness, gushing with red cherries, blue fruits, and plums. It has a nice subtle spice to it from 5 years in cask and it's a perfect foil for my chocolate choice: Sharffen Berger Nibby. First, as my readers know, I can't eat nuts or peanuts, so these reserve chocolates, which are made in a separate facilty than the regular chocolate bars, are something even I can enjoy. The Nibby has little crunchies of cocoa beans in it, which are very dry so the sweetness of the Cockburn's Special Reserve Porto is the perfect foil.
Now I can finally get some rest.