Sunday, January 02, 2011
Feist Vintage Port 1997 Wine Review (NW)
Very dry bouquet on the nose of dry earth, fennel, and cherry liqueur
Full bodied and firm on the palate
Long finish of prune, cherry, and pepper
Vintage Port is always a treat! PB (0f The Wine Cask Blog) supplied this bottle at a holiday gathering and we enjoyed it over two evenings with chocolate torte and on its own. This wine is a relatively good deal at $45 and sipping on small pours makes it go a long way.
What I like about this Fiest is that it's quite dry for a Port but still has density and flavor. At 13 years old, it shows no signs of age at all. This also would have been good with a plate of strong cheeses. Raise a glass of Port!