I know in our family, we like to serve a nice glass of wine with our dinner and have after meal drinks as the adults sit and catch up!
If you need some ideas for adult drinks or gifts this Easter, try out CAMUS Cognac and Fonseca BIN 27 Port.
CAMUS VSOP Elegance is a Cognac rich in mellow, fruity aromas. For the VSOP Elegance, Maison CAMUS selects aromatic eaux-de-vie partially distilled on the lees, including some from famous Borderies cru, to strengthen the aromatic richness of this Cognac as it ages.
Aging in oak barrels specially selected by CAMUS ensures a great mellowness of character and richness of flavor, accented with delicate woody notes. The barrels used are medium toasted, preserving the original aromas of the eaux-de-vie and producing a Cognac with admirable poise and balance.
The nose boasts prominent jasmine aromas intermingled with subtle yellow fruit notes. On the palate this Cognac displays a remarkable balance between smoothness and structure, enhanced by vanilla and light woody notes.
As for a great wine during Easter dessert, try Fonseca BIN 27. BIN No. 27 is produced primarily from grapes from Fonseca’s own quintas in the Cima Corgo—exceptional fruit that results in a wine of high quality and consistency from year to year. Fonseca is recognized across the Douro as a leader of viticulture practices for Porto. Where other groups still use the old pump-over maceration, Fonseca, Croft and Taylor Fladgate are unique in using the advanced piston fermentation vats called “Port Toes” for all non-vintage Portos. Blended from reserve wines selected for their intense depth of color and fruit character, BIN No. 27 is aged for four years in neutral wood vats before bottling.
Bin 27 shares the heritage and style of the great Fonseca Vintage Ports, as well as much of their depth and character.
It features deep youthful ruby colour with an intense rich fruity nose crammed with pure blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas interwoven with notes of spice. The palate is full bodied and round, with a smooth velvety texture balanced by firm mouth filling tannins. The juicy black fruit flavours linger into the rich luscious finish.
The rich black fruit flavours of Bin 27 are a perfect match for chocolate and berry fruit dishes. A chocolate fondant with strawberries makes a deliciously hedonistic combination with Bin 27, the rich creamy chocolate and luscious ripe strawberries blending seductively with the blackcurrant and cherry fruitiness of the wine. Bin 27 is also excellent served after a meal with bitter chocolate with a high cocoa content or a plate of chocolate brownies or truffles. Like all youthful red Ports, Bin 27 is an excellent match for soft ripe cheeses and can be served on its own at the end of the meal or any other relaxed occasion in a generously proportioned wine glass.
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