Raisins, candied carrots, fruitcake, oddly kerosene-sweet with a plethora of cooking herb scents and leather. Viscous and heavy mouthfeel buoyed by a citrus basket of orange peel, candied lemon peel, tangerine and lime, with cola, leather, bitter almond, cinnamon, ginger, and sarsaparilla. #henriquesandhenriques #madeira #Boal #portuguesewine #vinho — 6 months ago
They don't have this wine where I live. Not only that, but they don't even have a wine similar or made from the same grape. This is the Baga grape which is very much like Nebbiolo in that it's ultra acidic and tannic, but the fruit reminds me more of Bordeaux. Dark berry and plenty of color but the acidity is amazing. Aromatically, you can see that this needs some time to relax and open up, but it's already ultra intriguing. The fruit concentration is there but it gives off a much cooler climate vibe than most of the Portuguese wines that I've tasted so far. The fruit is slightly tart but the body is totally there. It's very elegant... or maybe I would say distinguished? It's also tannic as hell. I bought a few older vintages so I'm hoping that they will be equally as delicious but more developed. They say these go decades. Again, it's a total failure by the Colorado market that this or other Bagas are not distributed.
#Baga #Portuguesewine #Bairrada #NaturalWine #DrinkingNatural #ElegantWine #DeliciousWine #AgeworthyWine #Powerfulwine #ElegantWine — a year ago
Marinated mushroom magic. Grapes and raisins, cassis berry, skateboard bushing and candied violets inform an incredibly soft nose. A very blackberry and black currant reduction comes as a surprise bonus with charcoal, black pepper soaked in dry pencil wood and grape skin. This is solid and complex.The finish is endlessly complex vs the common fare. Unexpected from such value port. #port #porto #lbv #dows #portuguesewine #fortified #privateports — 2 years ago
Another Baga here. This one is aged. Very balanced and smooth, showing really well on the palate not that it's 18 years after it was made. Still in it's awkward teenage years for sure. There's a touch of a chlorine vibe with the aroma but the palate is slick and exciting. Shout out to the waitress who couldn't find the originally ordered vintage and botched getting the cork out. We paired it with grilled Dogfish and it cost about 15 euros.
#baga #wine #naturalwine #drinkingnatural #portugalwine#portuguesewine — a year ago
Holy shit. Natural. NO SULFITES. Unfiltered. Tastes like homemade lemonade, fresh honey and orange blossom. Acidity is something special here with crazy texture. Cloudy as hell, but tastes clean and refreshing like fresh squeezed juice. Good body and just pleasantly bitter like the citrus pith. Not far off from Sicilian skin fermented muscat to be honest. 🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹🇵🇹
#Soalheiro #Alvarinho #nosulfites #naturalwine #PortugueseWine #PortugueseNaturalWine — a year ago
It reminds me - overall - of high quality Sancerre, but with different fruit expression. Plenty of acidity and freshness. Lemon zest and fruit aromatics. Good body and texture too. A nice wine. Interesting concept with two winemakers from two regions combining the same grape. This is the white wine by the way. #PortugueseWine #wine #naturalwine #drinkingnatural #portugalwine #whitewine — a year ago