Madeira, Portugal

Henriques & Henriques

10 Years Old Madeira Verdelho

An excellent bottling. Lacking the complexity of some of its more aged brethren, but very true to type for the varietal. — 11 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
David, Chris and 5 others liked this

Broadbent

10 Years Old Madeira Sercial

Dry orange peel. Light. Delicious — a month ago

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Filipa Pato

Post Quercus Tinto Baga 2015

Vintage 2015 | lovely smell with a combination of cherries, minerality and a hint of raspberry. Fermented and aged in amphora. Juicy taste with high acidity, a real gastronomic wine. | Paired with chicken livers in port cream sauce. — 11 days ago

Rob, Serge and 19 others liked this
Carla Hine

Carla Hine

love this wine. Cheers!

Casa dos Vinhos

5 Years Fine Old Madeira

Very smooth. Tastes a bit like a sweet vermouth. Similar to Cinzano but not exactly the same. — 11 days ago

Henriques & Henriques

5 Years Madeira Tinta Negra

Enjoyable; not cloyingly sweet, nor thick and syrupy. Rather light hearted and just sweet enough. — a month ago

Vicki Sliwa
with Vicki
Chris, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Caves São João

Reserva Quinta do Poço do Lobo Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Nose has ripe blackberry, smashed blueberry, dark chocolate, black currant jam, old tanned leather and moist soil.

Palate has warmed plum, over-ripe blackberry, black-red currant jam with medium tannins and a long finish. Amazing wine, needs another 10+ years of relaxing still. Rustic, but complex.

Never would we have guessed the age of this wine even remotely accurate! Nose and palate of Cabernet with maybe 12-15 years of age, not 25! Damn you exquisite Portuguese wines, why must you be able to hold on so long!? Fresh yet complicated, like a high school sophomore.

Paired with a great sirloin from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm). Well salted and rested before hitting a hot grill for a great sear, then over to the cool side, 15m total and done to a sexy, medium-rare.

Cork pulled, 5h rest, +2h decant. Needs 4-5h in the decanter for subsequent bottles.

Future bottles should be 2025+, minimum
— 2 hours ago

Peter, Evan and 6 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Peter Sultan Plenty of vodka, but none of the cheap stuff here, and cigars are also well aged, so you may want to rethink you're second string.
David T

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Boom! 🧨 💥
Severn Goodwin

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@David T Boom, yeah! 🧨

Vinhos Barbeito

Madeira Verdelho

2018. Crisp salty — 6 days ago

Folias de Baco

Uivo Curtido Moscatel Galego Branco

Going for a walking picnic soon, so I’ve got my summer hat locked and loaded.

Turf, thorny rose stems, the white pith of grapefruit. Super vegetal. Like forest moss.

Tart. Puckered peaches, pineapples, and cherry pie. It’s unctuous like a sharp cheddar. Tannic and acidic. Bubbles and a bit more sugar would be welcome here to round out the intensity.

In my mouth, a field of orange trees have been planted.
— 13 days ago

Eric, Ron and 2 others liked this

Quinta da Romaneira

Reserva Douro Red Blend 2010

Ken Z
9.0

Drank 6/1/20. Very nice with grilled lamb chops.

Nose of cherry cola, blue fruit, and some sweet baking spice. This is in a nice place, with similar flavors of cherry cola, blueberry, black currant, leather, backed by medium, fully integrated tannins. Lovely balance. Medium finish. Drink now and over the next couple of years.

3/22/8/4/3 +50 = 90 pts.
— 3 days ago

Ken, Jaime and 11 others liked this