Douro

    Douro: Diversité et Assemblages

    … Sur la scène vinicole, lorsqu’on évoque le Portugal la première chose qui vient en tête est le fameux Porto. La renommée de la région repose en grande partie sur ce vin fortifié. Au Québec (du moins), ce qui attire le plus l’attention depuis quelques années est la qualité et le bon rapport qualité-prix des vins provenant de la vallée du Douro…

    3 readers - By Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien

    2011 Quinta do Crasto Vinhas Velhas Portuguese wines from the...

    … 2011 Quinta do Crasto Vinhas Velhas Portuguese wines from the Douro make me smile. Lovely nose of black cherries, cinnamon, dried cranberries, figs, and sweet dates. Black and red cherries on the palate with lots of figs, baking spices, wood, and earth. Very nice! 4/5 bones $$$ Touriga Nacional and other Portuguese red blend varietals 14.5% abv Douro, PORTUGAL …

    1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Wine & Culinary forum: the Primum Familiae Vini tasting

    … Port 2000 Douro, Portugal Ripe, sweet and dense with nice leather and herb complexity. Beginning to develop interesting complexity. Still tannic with direct fruit beginning to turn mellow at the edges. Grippy, fresh and detailed with lots of potential. Warm, spicy and intense. 94/100 …

    4 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Changes in the Douro

    … You are going to be, (or have already have been) hearing a lot about red wines from the Douro region in Portugal. This was traditionally the home of Port, but savvy producers are off-setting the declining market for Port by converting some of their energies to the production of red table wines. Often resulting in reds with the type…

    3 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Two Affordable Red Wines from AXA Millesimes

    … grape in that famous river valley. Thus the designation Vinho Regional Duriense, a term, I confess, that I have not seen until now. The color is a youthful dark ruby purple, and at almost five years old, the wine is notably fresh, pure and lively. Aromas of cedar, dried rosemary and its slightly resinous nature, dried thyme, spiced and macerated plums…

    1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

    … Pichon Baron 2007 Pauillac, Bordeaux Dense, rich blackcurrant fruit with some spiciness and subtle green notes. Lovely structure with some grip and lovely fruit. A real surprise from a badly regarded vintage. 93/100 Château Pichon Baron 2008 Pauillac, Bordeaux Lovely blackcurrant, blackberry and gravel notes. Smooth and still quite youthful with nice…

    8 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    A Day in the Douro with Quinta dos Murcas in Photos

    … Photos from Visiting the Douro with Quinta Dos Murcas After two days in Alentejo we drove to the Cima Corgo region of the Douro to spend a day with Assobio, and Quinta Dos Murcas. Vineyard manager, Margarida Figuerieda brought us to the top of the vineyard in the back of a small pickup truck to see the first vertical vineyard planted…

    4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    … – the elegance, the balance, and the complexity. The most interesting wine is the Reserva Old Vines from Quinta do Crasto in Douro, Portugal. It is the best expression of the old vines grown in Douro – nice fruity flavors of the terroir and the ripeness and softness of the different Tourigas (Nacional, Franca, Cao, Rorish, etc.). This wine has shown that world…

    15 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Taylor made Port

    …Taylor Fladgate 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year-Old Tawny Ports, Single Harvest 1964, Single Harvest 1863 Taylor, Fladgate, & Yeatman. A name synonymous with Port. Purveyors of exceptional, axiomatic and accessible Port. Last week we WineAlign critics gathered (David Lawrason, John Szabo, Sara d’Amato and Julian Hitner) to taste a rare selection…

    3 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

    … Sauvignon 1999, Oakville District, Napa Valley. June 2002, a sample for review. 28. Sineann Reed and Reynolds Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Tasted at the International Pinot Noir Conference, McMinnville, August 2002. 29. Nicolas Joly Clos de la Bergerie 1999, Savennières-Roches-aux-Moines, Loire Valley, France. New York, at La…

    By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Wine Review: Weise and Krohn Valtorto 2011 Red Blend Douro

    …I’m fascinated by the capacity of wine to evoke ideas and images. It is not true of every wine, but some have sufficient personality and character to send the mind traveling across worlds and through time. Happily,these wines are not necessarily the most expensive. This red blend from Portugal’s Douro river valley is a perfect evocation…

    3 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2012

    … bottled. Also, it’s worth noting that it’s not just about wine quality. Christian also takes into account whether or not the wine is in the style of Noval Vintage Port. This seems very sensible. So, the Port itself: it’s pretty good. Certainly worthy of a declaration. Douro, Portugal 19.5% alcohol. Vivid aromatic nose of pure black cherry…

    5 readers - By Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blog