I won't beat poetically around the bush. This vintage Port (2012) is nothing short of astounding. It's got the savory nose one expects on a tawny, but bigger, blacker, more brutish. A heavy whiff of smoke never goes away, and the earthy aromatics stay right behind. The palate lets the fruit shine through, sweet and sultry, with an amazing level of acidity and oh-so-firm tannins. It's a great sip, but I'm saving the last glass to have with a steak. — 4 days ago
Boom 💥 what a delish Portuguese wine @ £65 that’s drinking well young but give this 10-15 years and bigbadaboom 😍 One of the best 🇵🇹 wines I’ve ever had 👍 Its like a Bordeaux meets Bolgheri meets Ribera del Duero w/ a dollop of Napa 👀
📍Bruno Prats & Symington Chryseia 2015
🏵 93 points w/ 94+ potential I’d say 😉
🍇 65% Touriga Nacional & 35% Touriga Franca
🍷 Deep opaque blackened ruby w/ purple edge
👃 Chocolate bathed wild ripe bramble bush & blackcurrant goo in earthy soft smoked oak w/ light mineral, smashed pencil, red liquorice, black tea, blueberry, white pepper, purple rose & violets
👄 Full bodied, but well balanced & not overpowering (almost elegant) rich rip very earthy dark boysenberry, blackberry & raspberry fruits w/ a mineral, cocoa & liquorice backbone
🎯 Very long stoney mineral infused (but hardly dry) slight green unripe black berry fruits & raspberry w/ bitter dark chocolate mocha, black tea & liquorice
— a day ago
Dark orange in color with a brick hue.
Sweet nose of peaches, cherries, sweet strawberries, figs, raisins, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, Indian spices, vanilla, wood, smoke and milk chocolates.
Full bodied and bold with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with cooked plums, sweet cherries, dried figs, tobacco, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, dark coffee, Indian spices, nutmeg, cinnamon and limes.
Long sweet and spicy finish with lemons and peppercorn.
This almost 50 year old Vintage Port is a great dessert wine. Interesting and tasty. Spicy and complex.
I really enjoyed the nose here, actually, better than the palate, although I loved the complexity. Very unique and special.
I paired it with a chocolate Sunday with macadamia nuts and a chocolate fudge.
20% alcohol by volume.
$250. — 25 days ago
Hedy’s dessert-Chocolate Soufflé with Cream. Paired with the 2012 Fronseca Guimararens Vintage Port. Yum!
Certainly early on the Port but, the only 375ml I could find in my cabinets before dinner.
Checkout Hedy’s Pop Up dinner business @Plate&Bottle on Facebook. — 7 days ago
Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.
Just incredible. I guessed early ‘70s vintage port. So much life ahead. Baked blackberry pie, old graham cracker & cherry liqueur with a finish that hardly ends. Fantastic! — 16 days ago
Damned fine, but not as sublime as the ‘86 I had a couple years ago. At $50/bottle, might be worth laying down a couple for special occasions — 9 days ago
Founded in 1822 and still managed by successive generations of the Guimaraens family. This is something special and should be set down for many years. I opened this bottle early to celebrate my Mom’s 86th birthday, which was a very special occasion. Dark purple with complex aromas of berry & currants with notes of dry herbs. On the palate lots of rich dark berry flavors, with cedar, pepper and mineral at the core. Dense tannins, lingering ending with a statement. Very nice! — 13 days ago
For appetizer time or after dinner. HAVE to serve with blue cheese! Armanetti's — 4 days ago
Great finish to our dinner and enjoyed with our pots de creme dessert. Ripe blackberries, chocolate and coffee flavors with a very appealing level of sweetness — 6 days ago