If autumn starts with your first Big Spicy Red of the season, then port ushers in Christmas.
Port comes in various guises and this Taylor's Select Reserve is a good example of the most common style for everyday drinking.
It has everything you want from a port; fruit, spice, warmth and sweetness. It's a lot of port for not much money.
Taylor’s Select Reserve Port (£7.00 in E&W, £7.50 in S, from 6 November to 2 January, The Co-op) red, black and sour cherries, eucalyptus and oaky spice with prunes, raisins and liquorice; sweet, warming and supple with very fine, well-integrated tannins.
Thoroughly enjoyable and good value.
Sip as a digestif; drink with mince pies or chocolate and cherry torte.