Portugal

Quinta de Carapeços

Sousão 2017

A challenger. If you cannot reckon fresh fruit with deep tannin and boom pop yah acid you won’t enjoy it. I relish the juxtaposition. — 18 days ago

Paul, Severn and 12 others liked this

Sogrape Vinhos

Silk & Spice Touriga Nacional-Alicante Bouschet Blend

Beautiful smooth dry red with and great Berry start, smooth middle and fresh grape finish. — 15 days ago

Quinta do Crasto

Reserva Old Vines ( Vinhas Velhas ) Douro Red Blend 2016

Love this wine and love this producer. Immensely fresh tasting fruit. Delicious. — 12 days ago

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Krystal, Neil and 14 others liked this

Porta 6

Reserva Tinta Roriz Blend 2017

A fairly acidic aroma. Smoky, burnt caramel, red berries. The flavour is incredibly rich. Cloves and other warm spices, orange. Gives way to a lovely deep plum crumble finish, lingers a very long time.
Delicious with a great beef stew on Bernie's 60th.
— 9 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. — 2 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 4 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

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

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

Miles

Rainwater Medium Dry Madeira Tinta Negra Mole

The characteristic aromas of raisins, brown sugar and dried fruits leap from the nose, while orange peel and notes of wood are found on the palate. There’s a wonderful acidity, so don’t think you can only sip it - try pairing it with dinner like our forefathers did.
— 20 days ago

P, David and 7 others liked this

Tapada de Coelheiros

Red Blend 2016

Pretty good. Apparently made with some rather old vines and by a winemaker obsessed with vineyard maintenance. Velvety texture, tons of spice, dark fruits. — a month ago

Ira, Daniel P. and 14 others liked this

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. — 11 hours ago

Keith, Chris and 4 others liked this

D'Oliveiras

Reserva Madeira Sercial 1924

The opportunity to enjoy a small glass of this came rather unexpectedly yesterday afternoon and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the experience. I was looking over a collection of wines that needed a new home and a friend of mine who was the collection’s custodian, mentioned that he had something he had been meaning to share with me and without any fanfare, he walks back into the room with two small glasses and this ancient bottle. I hardly had any time to react before he poured me a small glass....as I looked three times to confirm that I was, in fact, drinking from a pre-war bottle of Madeira. The nose was stunning. A massive wave of confected fruit like candied citron. You know those beautiful syrup glazed orange (and other fruit) slices you’ll often see in European chocolate shops? Yeah...it smelled like that. Just a touch of VA. On the palate, this was totally mind bending. It’s almost all hazelnuts; remarkably dry; and there is pronounced acidity. The finish lasted for minutes. I can categorically state that this wine is very much alive and well but it’s a nerd’s wine as it’s super rustic and best served as an aperitif. — 22 days ago

Ely, Eli and 4 others liked this
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

I grew up on those orange slices! What a cool write up!
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Nice friend ☺️

Intenso

Reserva Santos da Casa Douro 2015

Have had the 2015 vintage several times over the 2019 fall and find it to be quite enjoyable. Silky and smooth. Drinkable with and without food. Great price point for Bermuda. — 3 days ago