Pocas Vinho Aromatizado Quinado ($12.99)
And so it is. To my pleased surprise, the quinine flavor was muted, and the wine made a decent quaff after a light summer supper. Dark ruby in color with an orange glint, it shows black-fruit aromas with just a whiff of Schweppes' Tonic - I'm not sure I'd have recognized it as such without advance knowledge of the wine's secret ingredient. Soft, warm and sweet on the palate, it shows just a faint hint of quinine bitterness, and a pleasant milk-chocolate flavor that seems to increase as the wine opens up in the glass. Not a great Port by any means, but certainly a pleasant experience in the infinitely variable world that is wine. U.S. importer: World Shippers & Importers, Philadelphia. (Sept. 1, 1999)
FOOD MATCH: Served by itself as an after-dinner drink.
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