Portuguese Duoro from +70 year old vines with a dark inky color; takes about an hour to open up with scents of vanilla, plum and black currant. On the pallet, the wine begins very austere and rustic, gradually evolves to progressive layers of dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa, leather and piercing acidity. This a full bodied, complex wine with firm tannins and a rigid structure, medium plus alcohol. Really enjoyed this wine and pair’s excellent with red pasta and dishes rich in animal fat; do give it time to open up though, it’ll pay-off for sure.
— 20 days ago
Mesa bohn edu, edi, orl, rr, lt, lam jul21 — 22 days ago
Typical but very solid expression of Albariño. — 10 days ago
Rings jul21 Irineu — 11 days ago
Reminds me of a lot of carbonic wines I’ve had. It is lovely and wonderful. Flowers, light red fruits, some tannin. I would have guessed gamay, Pinot gris, and maybe zin. Shocked to see Pinot and chardonnay. Does it tell me anything about where it’s from? I’m not sure. I feel like this type of wine could be made anywhere and maybe that’s the point. Or maybe this is willamette pinot? — 10 hours ago
Opens up to lovely seashell, citrus notes. At 30 min, takes on considerable weight and depth. Long and delicious. Poised. Young but layered. — 14 days ago
Fedellos do Couto entry-level wine, 100% Mencía from the stunning Cortezada vineyard in Abeleda (Ribeiras do Sil subzone). Expressive, beautiful nose with aromas of red fruit (strawberry, wild berries), violets, pepper and some herbal and earthy notes. Light, bright and juicy. Mineral. Very easy to drink. — 12 days ago