Portugal

Quinta do Crasto

'Crasto' Douro Red Blend 2014

Densely extracted, purple-red. Floral, violet, butter and wood in nose. Plum, cherry, blackberry and chocolate in mouth, black currant finish. Later, earthy. Slight seed tannin bitterness, tactile prickliness and moderate (and increasing with aeration) astringency in aftertaste. North America could use more decent Portuguese reds like this. — 5 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Sounds delightful. 🍷

Vinhas do Lasso

Colheita Seleccionada White Blend 2016

Flowers & minerality on the nose. A burst of flavor, then immediately to the long bitter citrus peel finish that lingers on your tongue like a sip of brandy. Pretty cool. — 20 days ago

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Quinta das Camélias

Reserva Dão Touriga Nacional 2010

Notes of Cherry Brambes and a touch of Boot Polish. In the mouth Cherry with dark plums - plump and smooth with chocolatey characters. Soft savoury tannins to finish off. A lot to like with these dry Touriga Nacionals from Portugal. — 15 days ago

Serge, Ceccherini and 9 others liked this

São Miguel do Sul

Vinho Regional Alentejano Red Blend

This Portugese intense red blend is savory, smokey and peppery. I feel like Alicante Bouschet and/or Touriga Nacional is the backbone to this blend. Will definitely purchase again 😋 — 2 days ago

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Adriano Ramos Pinto

Reserva Duas Quinta Douro Touriga Nacional Blend 1995

A delightfully mature nose with dried and fresh red fruit, loamy soil, allspice and hint of creamy vanilla. Palate is lively but tannins are gaining the upper hand. This most have been a monster in its youth. Cassis, cranberry, red cherry fruit mingle with lots of spice. Finish is had fresh and dried red fruit notes. It is missing just a bit of depth. This was a dynamite suggestion from the sommelier and a lovely match to the amazing interpretation of suckling pig. — 8 days ago

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Sandeman

Ruby Porto

Oh hey very good in my baked apple recipe. And a couple other cocktail recipes this shall be in. Dependable ripe yum and balanced if not cocktail-inspirational (hallo Manhattan Sours) port. Use at at will — 7 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie it was good! From a How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman cookbook
Trixie

Trixie

Thanks for the cookbook title. I greatly enjoy trying new recipes.
Ellen Clifford

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@Trixie sure thing! Realized it’s actually the How to Cook Everything Vegetarian version—not sure if it’s in the regular version😊

Alexandre D' Almeida

Palace Hotel-Bussaco Reservado Buçaco Branco

Vanilla honeycomb wax tropical fruit and cream. Stunning and unique. — 5 days ago

Encosta dos Curiosos

Red Blend

Dry but juicy and smooth. First sip is bursting — 10 days ago

Taylor's

Vintage Port Blend 1997


Nose has hints of fig with black raspberry cassis and graphite. The spice tones are subdued due to the temp. Lush, full and opulent on the palate with a combo of fresh plum and black raspberry mingles with dried strawberries. Lots of spice with supple tannins that still display lovely structure. Seems to be just entering a lovely mature spot. From a coravin bottle which is just a little warm.
— 9 days ago

Quinta de Foz de Arouce

Vinho Regional Beiras Red Blend 2012

Very interesting wine made with 80% Baga grapes. The 2012 was still fresh with nice acidity and fleshy dark fruit. Great mouthfeel and long subtle finish.
A bargain.
— 5 days ago