Douro

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.
Posts about Douro
    • Vins. Collègues. Plaisir.

      Ça fait maintenant 6 ans que j’organise une dégustation pour les collègues chez Creaform. Le concept, hérité des organisateurs de la première édition, fonctionne particulièrement bien: 3 vagues thématiques de 3 vins, servis à l’aveugle, jumelés à un questionnaire sans prétention qui permet aux gens de se poser des questions sur ce qu’ils ont devant eux.

      Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 2 readers -
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    • Sandeman Vau Vintage Port 2003

      I remember the excitement of discovering that Oddbins were selling the 1997 version of this wine for just £5 for a half bottle back in 2001. This was in the early days of wineanorak, and I recall drinking quite a few of these. Now the 2003 vintage (a very good one for Port) is being sold at a special offer price of £17 for a full bottle at Tescos (fr ...

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  • A trio of Douro Whites from Quinta da Romaneira

    … pepped up by a herby character and a minerally underbelly. S(-) Quinta da Romaneira White 2013, Douro, Portugal (£18 contact Liberty Wines) Same blend as the above, but feels like riper grapes, and the Malvasia has been oak-fermented. So while there’s a similarly sprightly, stony/slatey mineral character and the green apple flavours, there’s also…

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  • Altano Organic Douro Red 2012, a brilliant bargain

    … This is a brilliant bargain! It’s a grown-up, proper Douro red for less than a tenner. The Symingtons are the largest organic farmer in the Douro with 126 hectares of organic vines (clearly, there is some way to go in a region with around 36 000 hectares – the chief problem is weed control on terraces, which is really hard to do mechanically…

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  • Douro: Diversité et Assemblages

    … de gamme du domaine, le Sino da Romaneira, vient d’arriver au Québec dans un arrivage Cellier et se détaille tout près de 20$. Ici, fraîcheur et simplicité est la ligne de parti et, avec ses 13.5% d’alcool sans aucune verdeur, il prouve qu’on ne doit pas payer une fortune pour avoir un vin de grande qualité. La cuvée générale du domaine sait…

    Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 3 readers -
  • 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 …

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  • 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…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • 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…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

    … Medoc marathon winner Philippe Remond Château Suduiraut 2006 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France This is sensational. Honeyed crystalline fruits with caramel richness and some toast. Complex smoky apricots with orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper spiciness. Complex and complete. 95/100 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003 Douro, Portugal Quite…

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