Douro Valley

Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Ilimitado Douro Branco White Blend 2017

Lyle Fass
9.1

Nose has white flowers, but also a monotonous citrus note, some minerals, palate is nice and balanced, very well made. Palate is very Rieslingesque. Complex and mineral. Juicy. Lacks a tiny bit of energy. — 5 days ago

Keith, Chris and 4 others liked this

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1970

Shay A
9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

Notes to come...
— a day ago

Benjamin KeatorDan FitzgeraldWill Adams
with Benjamin, Dan and 2 others
Jeroen, Eric and 34 others liked this
David T

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I think I have a bottle of this producer & vintage lying around in one of my EuroCave’s.
Shay A

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@Hugh O'Riordan @David T : This was very enjoyable, but the alcohol was still quite noticeable...in fact, it almost dominated the wine! Not sure time will erase a lot of it, but there was good dark fruits and graham cracker still lingering here.
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Omg wow that’s so cool 🇵🇹

Duorum

Golden Douro Valley Red Blend

Brilliant. Bold flavor yet on lighter side. — 3 days ago

Quinta do Crasto

Superior Douro White Blend 2015

Lyle Fass
9.0

Nose of lemon, spice, tons of citrus, maybe mandarin orange? Very pure and lifting. Palate has terrific energy and lift while also some richness from the oak. But tons of minerals and some nice length. Clean wine. Well made. — 7 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 4 others liked this
Chris Shultz

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You going to Portugal now?
Lyle Fass

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@Chris Shultz not yet. Gotta see if worth it. Got 8-9 more bottles to test drive.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

@Lyle Fass entering the land of the blend, the barrel, and the cellar.

Quinta das Carvalhas

Douro Red Blend 2015

Another insane value from this incredible wine maker and beautiful region. Full bodied, funky, hint of spice, elegantly rounded fruit. — 5 days ago

Wine & Soul

Douro Red Blend 2016

Juicy - expressive dark fruit with some spice, earthy wood notes, and cocoa on the back end. — 10 days ago

Taylor's

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Porto 1968

Lunch at home on Saturday with friends. Amazingly light in colour like a mid tawny cherry. Manages to be both sweet and savoury amongst the rancio at the same time. The spirit totally integrated. Needed to be drunk in its 51st year. — 5 days ago

Severn, Peter and 12 others liked this

Quinta do Crasto

Reserva Old Vines ( Vinhas Velhas ) Douro Red Blend 2016

Love this wine and love this producer. Immensely fresh tasting fruit. Delicious. — 17 days ago

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Krystal, Neil and 14 others liked this

Quinta de la Rosa

Reserva Quinta De La Rosa Douro Red Blend 2016

Brought back memories of trip to Douro and stay at la Rosa. Nice casual wine. Look forward to others brought home from the winery — 7 days ago

Cockburn's

Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2008

Good LBV, juicy berry fruit with high everything...acid, tannin, sugar, body, and alcohol. Balanced and not too sweet. As with any good LBV, tremendous value if you can find it. — 13 days ago