Portugal

Delaforce

Duriense Alvarinho 2012

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 1/20/20. Nice with crab cakes.

Pours very dark in the glass, like an aged Sauternes. Nose of white peach and apple, with slight caramel notes. Peach and green apple on the palate, with hints of white pepper, backed by bright acidity and mild tannins. A very interesting white, that has not soured with age.

4/22/7/3/3 +50 =89
— 7 days ago

Ken, Dr. and 8 others liked this

Luis Pato

Informal Vinho Espumante 2011

Medium copper; medium plus intensity aromas of underripe strawberry, yellow plum, golden raspberry, brioche, biscuit; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; very interesting, intense autolytic notes well balanced with fruit — 25 days ago

Chris, Paul and 4 others liked this

Vinhos Barbeito

The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series Madeira New York Malmsey

I remember when this was $30. 😢.
Not that long ago... still delicious but somehow more hollowed out than we remember.
— 8 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Peter, Keith and 9 others liked this

Blandy's

Madeira Bual

Vintage 1977 / A real treat after a long tasting. Intense and concentrated, multi-layered taste. I made no formal notes but love such Madeira. — 9 days ago

Mark, Andrew and 18 others liked this
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

G- save Madeira & all things baked. Came to Madeira in my old age & loving the ride so far @Peter van den Besselaar
Jay Kline

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That’s a nice, young Madeira you have there ❤️

Stones & Bones

Red Blend 2017

Color is quite dark with different shades of purple. Nose of dark fruits like cherry, vanilla, oak, prunes, a bit wet mushroom, more vanilla, and some more dark fruits. Taste is quite silky, a bit sweet hickory note, mouthful, vanilla note, smooth and no edge with a bit zesty note. Aftertaste with addition of some acidity, a bit peppery, low tannins and easy to drink. Surely has backbone of Syrah in her. — 18 days ago

David, Vanessa and 3 others liked this

Pereira d'Oliveira

5 Years Dry Sec

A reasonably priced 5 yro Madeira, really only my second. Much softer & less layered than the Rare Wine co series. Still, for 30$ & under, kinda cool. — 9 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Jason, P and 2 others liked this

Taylor Fladgate

10 Year Old Tawny Porto Blend

I have not had 10-year in a while, tried 10/20/30/40 around holidays. Taylor's is now into its 4th century & one of the oldest Port houses. Last totally independent company of the original British Port houses, still family owned and managed. Aged for 10 years in oak casks. Amber color with aromas of sweet dried fruits and nutty notes. On the palate sweet ripe fruit in a nutty oak wrapper, some vanilla and ending with a raisin aftertaste. Smooth, consistent. Nice value. — 5 days ago

Daniel P., Dawn and 1 other liked this

Passarola

Vinho Branco 2013

Light and crisp. Citrus and peach notes. Great wine with Brie, fish, light fare. — 5 days ago

Miles

10 Year Old Madeira Dry Tinta Negra

The brownish-gold wine smells delightful, all raisiny and lemony and full of brown sugar. The hearty palate shows the citrus beautifully and the acidity absolutely rips. Pair with any kind of after-dinner eats, from chocolate to fruit to a cheese plate.
— 12 days ago

Casey, Keith and 7 others liked this

Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Collares Genuino Premiado 2011

A unicorn wine presents a unicorn experience. First, all hail the Ramisco varietal, explained to me as singular to this area of Portugal and soon to be extinct given the level of building development there. From the label: “the Colares wine región was defined in 1908. The vineyards are planted in the dunes between the hills of sintra and the Atlantic Ocean “. The nose alone is worth the price of admission: vibrates with intensity, red fruits, cut flowers. And this was after drinking an intensely vibrant Syrah by Herve Souhaut!
Taste is somewhere between a medium bodied Rioja and a deep Mercia from Ribera Sacra, minus any traces of barrel aging. Utterly seductive mouthfeel, not unctuous or cloying, almost chewy. An intense pitch of acidity higher up on the register ( hence the Ribera analogy). 38$ for a 500ml bottle. A reminder why sharing wines like these with your homeboys is the only way to live.
— 9 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Peter, Alex and 5 others liked this
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Completely smashing wine, & apparently age worthy in a big way@Severn Goodwin