Flor Do Tua

Lucien Aviet & Fils

Réserve du Caveau Arbois White Blend 2011

Blinded, I was tossing up between a fino sherry and sans ouillage Jura white. Reckon I didn’t do too bad in my guess, but frankly, I was more blown away at how good the wine was than thinking about what it was. It was just so deep and complex… so textural and mineral. Like a mini Vin Jaune! Just a little less intense, which was a plus for drinkability to me.

On the nose, nuts, curry leaves, yeast, grilled lemons, bruised apples, and iodine. Crisp and very textural on the palate. Ah, such a joy to sip on. Fresher, ripe citrus notes too. Heaps of brine. So much so that it just stains the finish. Truly excellent stuff here.

NB: Pretty sure this was made of 100% Savignan, aged under flor.
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A mini-VJ, great comment. I really enjoy the complexity of this style of Jura whites as well.

Rey Fernando de Castilla

Antique Fino Sherry

Oh my! Where do you begin?
N: Go down to the pier and get yourself a bag of salted, buttered, nuts. Saline butterscotch, with mold(good)around the edges.Oranges and flowers, Almonds.
P: Saline, Iodine, brown butter, viscous on the tongue with a long sharp acidic, citrus finish. Marvelous. There’s tobacco and wood when you hold it in your mouth and take in air.
Double fortified to 17°, winter, heavy flor.
Ya!
— 3 years ago

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Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2016

Glorious though a BABY! Please don’t do what I did. Wait! 5 yrs minimum. — 4 years ago

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Quinta do Crasto

Flor de Castro Douro White Blend 2022

Brought this back from a recent trip to Portugal. Only 14 euros. Fresh mineral and white fruit components. Well balanced w/o being overly acidic or flabby. Delightful wine as an aperitif yet enough structure to stand up to salads and fish. Wish I could find it here in the states — 8 months ago

Domaine Macle

Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Savagnin 2015

Youngish at sub 10 I suppose for a sav/chard under flor, but this is orgasmic. Worrying feeling ethat 2015 was a sub par year (cold? Wet?) And yet, here we are. Manzanilla salt lick at the end after a second or two is the party piece, apricots, smokey almonds, and all the usual Jura good things beneath. Was introduced to this by the sommelier in spanglais, with me deploying my most broken franglais. Miracles do happen. — 3 years ago

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Chris Haywood

Chris Haywood

Memory failed me, 2015 a decent vintage for Ch and sav. Makes sense!

Tua Rita

Toscana Syrah 2007

Who thinks of Rhône when speaking of Italian wine makers. Hmmm. No too many i assume. If you love Rhône the way i do, you need this in your collection. @tuaritawines Kill it with this masterpiece. A skunk seems to have hibernated in the bottle. Charcuterie and macerated cherry evolve to this silky mouthfeel. It doesn’t stop there with this 20-30 second finish. This ‘07 is in prime form and delivered on all notes. More please — 4 years ago

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Costa Boal Family Estates

Reserva Flor do Coa Douro Red Blend

Выпито с Паоло в последний день в Лиссабоне 10.04.23. Просто обалденный бленд 2019 года.! Не знаю , кто ему поставил 8,3 - враги, не иначе… — a year ago

Bodegas Cota 45

Ube de Ubérrima Miraflores Palomino Fino 2019

Palomino from Sanlucar de Barameda raised in Bota w flor. Unfortified. 12°
N:White Flowers, White Chalk, Green pears and apples.Straw,Some seashore.
P: If you do not like acidity, stay back!
Pears/Apples, mineral wash, Very bright. Granny Smith.
An interesting Iberian match for Kimchi pancakes, chili shrimp and Black rice.
— 2 years ago

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Laura Lorenzo

DaTerra Viticultores Portela do Vento Blanco

This is a pretty cool take on non-sherry Palomino. It’s a little salty like fino but doesn’t have the flor notes obviously. — 3 years ago

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Vale da Corça

Encostas do Tua Douro Touriga Nacional 2011

Dark blue fruit gives notes similar to granache . But oh that salinity. Almost too much — 5 years ago

Nancy SlagowitzElizabeth Von Trout
with Nancy and Elizabeth
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