Douro

Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Cru Tinto 2016

Nose has blackberry jam, moist leather, fig paste, charred wood, chopped dark chocolate and faint vanilla.

Palate has dried blueberry, blackberry, dried black currant, muddy garden soil, faint dried strawberry with mild tannins and medium acidity.

Solid pairing to a baked 'Mac & Cheese' dish fancied up with a béchamel sauce, Gorgonzola & Fontina cheeses, breadcrumbs and Casarecce Corte pasta. (Interpretation of a recipe courtesy of Joanne Weir)
— 14 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin I like Mac & Cheese! The wine sounds great too!
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For me it’s the whites that really sing@Severn Goodwin
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@Peter Sultan Agreed, this rouge was a purchase of opportunity.

Taylor's

Vintage Port Blend 1920

Gorgeous high-toned cherry fruit. Tea, dried roses, sweet edges. Orange peel. So pure and long. Haunting. — 21 days ago

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Wow 😳 impressive
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Damn! Wow 👍
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Still very much alive. Super pale and delicious

Quinta Do Orgal

Vallado Organic Vineyards Douro Superior Red Blend 2019

I was at the vineyard in 2019, so when I saw this I had to grab it.

Vibrant (can’t find another good descriptor) purple in colour.

Needs a bit of time to open up, but when it does… Forrest fruit. Oak. Smoke. Tobacco. Complex yet still delicate. Finish lingers.

Such a solid wine… and it’s organic!
— 3 days ago

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Quinta do Vesuvio (Symington)

Pombal do Vesuvio Douro Red Blend 2018

Ripe, rich and comforting, it’s a hug of a wine 🍷 — 18 days ago

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Adriano Ramos Pinto

Duas Quintas Douro Red Blend 2018

Deep purple. Deeeeeeeep.

Dark fruit. Oak. Subtle smokiness.

Well balanced.
— 4 days ago

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Kopke

Colheita Porto Port Blend 2007

Best Port out there in my mind! Darker and bolder than other vintages, but has the same characteristics as previous notes. — 13 days ago

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Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Ilimitado Douro Branco 2020

2nd time around & Im still impressed. Fascinating to taste the evolution in the glass. Goes from a more Jura- almost oxidized state to Chablis like precision. So far one of my fave Portuguese producers — 13 days ago

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Wine & Soul

Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas Douro Red Blend 2019

Wonderful, not very deep but elegant and complex. Need some time after opening the bottle. I had the young 2019 in 2022 — an hour ago

Herdade do Esporão

Assobio Douro Touriga Nacional Blend 2019

It's basic, a plum and chocolate, high acidity - which is great with spaghetti with prawns. :) — 7 days ago

Quinta Do Infantado

Tawny Medium-Dry Porto Port Blend

Not overly sweet, hint of vanilla and spice, pairs nicely with chocolate. — 7 days ago

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