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.
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  • Old-vine wine and simply old wine with Roy Hersch

    … of wine, both of which fueled hours of conversation until there were no other customers left. I did not bother taking notes but the wines were remarkable in their own way and deserve to be mentioned. Roy brought the 2006 Quinta do Crasto, Vinha Maria Teresa, Douro (imported by Broadbent Selections) to start. This wine is produced from Crato’s…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • 3 moments magiques de 2014

    … Porto et dans la vallée du Douro, dans le but de découvrir les traditions culinaires et viticoles de ce bout de pays classé sur la liste du Patrimoine Mondial de l’UNESCO. Non seulement on a pu faire la connaissance de vignerons passionnés et de blogueurs sympathiques, mais partout où nous sommes passés, nous avons été reçus comme des rois. La…

    Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 2 readers -
  • Vins. Collègues. Plaisir.

    … complexité, ce qui augure bien pour ce vin dans quelques années. Deuxième service de rouges, thématique 20-40-60. Trois vins dont le prix de détail diffèrent par un facteur 3. Tout juste à la barre des 20$, le Sino da Romaneira a fait bonne impression et a confirmé le statut de mine d’or pour les chercheurs d’aubaines pour le Douro. À 40$, le Barbaresco…

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

    … at Tescos (from an already competitive £22, valid until Christmas). It’s a lovely Port, quite sweet in fruit profile, and worth a punt if you like the sweeter style. Portugal 20.5% alcohol. Intensely sweet and ripe with raspberry and blackberry fruit. Nice intensity here to the exotic, liqueur-like fruit. Very sweet with real appeal, and giving a lot of pleasure for current drinking. 90/100 (£17 Tesco) …

    jamie goode's wine blog- 5 readers -
  • A trio of Douro Whites from Quinta da Romaneira

    … a richer honeyed honeysuckle note. Really like this… S(+) Quinta da Romaneira Verdelho 2013, Douro, Portugal (~£18 contact Liberty Wines) The orchard fruit and mineral notes remain, but this has more exotic fruit flavours – guava, passionfruit – than the above wine. But while it’s louder in flavour, there’s not as broad a spectrum of flavours – in other words it’s simpler. S- Tags: Video Categorised in: Douro, Malvasia, Verdelho, Video, wine, Wine Education…

    Drinking Outside The Box- 3 readers -
  • 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

    … 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…

    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 …

    Shiba Sommelier- 1 readers -
  • 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 -
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