Taylor’s Late Bottled Vintage 2001

Eye: Deep Purplish
Nose: Intense alcohol and raisin upon opening. Reduced to raisin and sugarish nose after 2 days
Front Palate: Big fat sugary coating your tongue.
Mid Palate: sticky raisin coating your tongue
End Palate: short to medium finish.

Price: 45sgd
Rating: 3.2/5
Value: not good value.

Verdict: I have never been a great fan of port. I had tried Croft’s 1977, Dow’s 1975, Dow’s 20 yo tawny and now this LBV 2001 from Taylor’s. None of them had impressed me too much. Probably i do not fancy the overpowering alcohol and raisin sugar that just lacking in finess, elegance and complexity. I do not like this LBV straight from the bottle but after 2 days sitting in the fridge, i do enjoy it slightly better as the alcohol heat has reduced significantly.

Why spend on port when u could get better red/whites out there at this price?

Dogma Steak@Summer Apt

“HAIYA!” Tenderizing Karate Chop: 70% will, 20% strength and 10% skills for breaking down the lamb shoulder. The meat was marinated in Taylors port, pepper, chilli powder before going thru the excruciating chop. Kid, never try this at home!

Omelette in Pesto sauce: Made this plain omelette with some left overs pesto sauce (feta cheese and spinach pesto sauce) The pesto sauce add alittle tangy herby flavour to the other wise plain omelette. Ohh, chili powder was added too for the sake of Demona the Chili Gobbler
Steamed Brocolli: Ok, this aint actually steamed but hey, it sure sounded better than Boiled Brocolli. Demona took care of this dish as she is the expert in greens.

Terrorized Lamb Shoulder in Brutally hot Olive oil: Lamb shoulder being pan fried on extra virgin olive oil. To enjoy a juicy lamb chop, always have it medium rare. Slightly pan fried on both side, you could tell it’s a good piece of meat when the kitchen is filled with beautiful lamby aromas.

The result: Steamed brocolli, pesto omellette, medium rare lambshoulder and wine reduction sauce for the lamb. The sauce was made from left over olive oil from frying the lamb, ketchup, taylor’s lbv port , some mustard and chilli powder for the tangy spicy flavour!

Medium rare lamb: MMMmmm

Indon Peanuts: Demona stole some indon peanuts from my housemates. (bad bad girl). She commented it was pretty nice.

Verdict: Another enjoyable home cooking session with Demona. Fabulous!