José Sarmento

Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Collares Ramisco 2011

Columbia county 2.0: 100% Ramisco from one of the worlds great wacky wine areas- vines not just on sandy soil, but on sand, in Colares, Portugal. The closest soul equivalent I can think of is Barolo, as it has that intensity of red fruit but within such a light to moderate frame, though tannins don’t bear the same aggressiveness as Barolos. Still, the age worthiness of these Ramiscos could easily outlive me. Needle like acidity & Gorgeous red fruits. Doesn’t feel like infanticide. Have two bottles by another Colares producer which hopefully I can resist In the next few decades. Paired beautifully with baked chicken thighs with Medjol dates, lemons, thyme, & shallots. — 9 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Severn, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Manuel José Colares

Casta Ramisco 1997

Mushrooms and eastern spices on the nose, cranberry and cedar palette. Secondaries definitely have taken over, tannins super smooth. — 6 months ago

Natasha Bray
with Natasha
Eddie and Ryan liked this
Ryan Colthorp

Ryan Colthorp

1997 had a lot of eastern spices goin’ on!

José Maria da Fonseca

Reserva Waterdog Setúbal Red Blend

Funny name. Incredible value wine. Really enjoyed. — 17 days ago

José Michel & Fils

Cuvée du Père Houdart Brut Champagne Blend

Now called homage this is a solera, champagne with the juice going back to the early 70s . Powerful , vibrant and vineyard driven with some secondary nuances from the older juice . Hard to find this kind of complexity for the price. — a month ago

Shay, Aravind and 1 other liked this

Gloria Ferrer

José S. Ferrer Selection Pinot Noir 2007

Pork chops, kale and Tuscan style beans. Earthy and cherry notes with a little smoke. Smooth finish. Drinks very nicely after so many years. — 6 months ago

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2020

Pleasantly surprised. Drank well first and second night — 23 days ago

José Michel & Fils

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 1967

This one was a better bottle than before. — 2 months ago

Descendientes de José Palacios

Villa de Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2019


Some tannins up front on open. Spicy, with earth tones. Almost like mushrooms. After some time open: pepper and cherries. Alcohol Comes through. Fruit really shines through after about 45mins to breath. — 4 months ago

Byron, ESF and 3 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Las Lamas Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2015

This was questionable at first taste, but after being in the glass it opened beautifully. Definitely decant. — 6 months ago