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Niepoort dry white port (and tonic)


#1

Hi all,

Not sure how many people have tried white port and tonic as opposed to Gin and tonic but thought I would grab a bottle of Niepoort dry port, its drier than previous white ports (which are usually quite fruity) but both myself and my wife enjoyed the dryer Niepoort style:

Its a much deeper colour than I was expecting but it does have a more complex flavour than other white ports I have had. We actually paired it with some lemonade rather than tonic to add a bit of sweetness back, will be trying a few different mixers - its actually good on its own as well.

Anyone else tried some or drink port and tonic? Its a nice alternative to Gin and tonic especially in the hotter weather.

Worth also noting that Niepoort ports currently have an Alice in wonderland theme to their bottles - this one has a white rabbit, there is also Ruby Dum and Tawny Dee as their other ports.


#2

This is probably our favourite White Port, though we prefer to drink it neat. Adding tonic seems to gild the lilly - though I suppose you get a different level of freshness with tonic.

Having tried quite a few White Ports (my husband is a huge fan), we haven’t really found one to beat Niepoort’s complex and zingy example- perhaps only this Alves de Sousa, which is just beautiful.

I also bought my other half this 10 year old one from Vista Alegre for his birthday last year - which is another delicious example, all citrus, caramel and coffee! Worth looking for, if you like White Port.


#3

I agree with drinking it neat, I did try some neat and its really good on its own, I think quite a few of the other white ports are fairly sweet and lean more towards ripe fruit. Coming from drinking dry sherry its a nice difference, its not as dry as a Fino but certainly much dryer than a ‘normal’ white port.


#4

We really enjoyed it a few weeks back actually. A bit sweeter than a G&T already. What was it like with lemonade?


#5

Seemed to work ok, think I will try it with some tonic tonight and report back though!


#6

Love it - normally buy Taylors Chip Dry…and mix it with plain tonic (Waitrose seems to be the best of all (lots!) I’ve tried)


#7

It’s a regular refreshing drink widely consumed in the Douro. It always seems (to me) to be better enjoyed there than here :grinning: