NV Santelmo White

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Re: NV Santelmo White

Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Wed 21 Mar 2012

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Re: NV Santelmo White

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Re: NV Santelmo White

Post by jdaw1 » 22:06 Sun 25 Mar 2012

Santelmo White, costing a whole €4.99 from Lidl France. Luxury when I was a lad we used to dream of !

Yellow, not gold, and perhaps 5% opaque. Nosing of red grapes. Much richer texture than the Cruz white, but drier. Not any good as stand-alone port, but actually an excellent cocktail ingredient. My immediate reaction was that this would make an excellent Pimms substitute: mixed one part this, one part tonic, one part fruit juice, and add a summer afternoon.

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Re: NV Santelmo White

Post by uncle tom » 13:15 Tue 27 Mar 2012

This bottle reinforced my belief that to be a good cocktail base, a white port needs to be at the dry end of the scale.

On it's own this was a fairly uninspiring quaff - but a dash of tonic made a huge difference..
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Re: NV Santelmo White

Post by AHB » 22:36 Sat 31 Mar 2012

Pity I don't like Pimms...

From Lidl. Very pale in colour, a hint of green on the rim - less than 5% opaque. Muted on the nose, but with a very plastic smell. Waxy dominated apricots on the palate, with a slight hint of white pepper. Decent balance but unattractive flavours. Long finish, full of fake sugar and plastic. Unpleasant - a port to avoid. 65/100.
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