The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Wines We Drink In Portugal
20 July, 2017



Wine

Date

Region

Grape

Supplier

Price

Comments

(We said)(They said)

Ranking 1-3 BW and BV

1
Taylor's Chip Dry Port
NV
20%
Douro
Arinto, Semillon, many others
Lisbon Airport, Duty Free
Ř11
Nice and dry. Tastes a bit like sherry?
Fresh fruit fragrances, hints of oak.
Second
(15 points)
2
Quinta de Azevedo
2015
11%
Vinho Verde
Loureiro
Waitrose
£7.63
Citrus, grapefruit, not a long finish. Complex aromas of white and tropical fruit.

3
Soalheiro
2015
13%
Vinho Verde
Alvarinho
Vinha.co.uk
Ř19
More a food wine compared to previous. Lot more body. Elegant and intense, granite soil.
Third
BW
(7 points)
4
Pousio Escolha
2014
13.5%
Alentejo
Antčo vaz, Arinto, Alvarinho
Vinha.co.uk Ř8.50
Refreshing hint of sweetness. Tropical fruits and mineral taste.
BV
(2 points)
5
Chaminé
2014
13.5%
Alentejo
Aragones, Syrah
Vinha.co.uk Ř7.00
Plummy taste, creme brulee on the nose? Juicy ripe, easy drinking.
(4 points)
6
Passagem Reserva
2014
14%
Douro
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Souzčo
Costco
£14.38
Felt to be over developed. Pushed too much to give fuller flavour. Elegant, subtle notes of violet, bergamot and plums.
(2 points)
7
Herdade dos Grous
2015
14%
Alentejo
Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Aragones
Forum Shopping, Faro
Ř9.99
More sophisticated. Red brambles on the nose. Some felt that it might improve in a few years time based partly on the next wine which had broadly the same grapes. Plummy-red tones, complex aromas of matured fruits, subtle oak nuances.
(4 points)
8
Quatro Caminhos Reserva
2012
14.5%
Alentejo
Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Touriga Nacional Uvinum.co.uk
£14.00
Spicy. More fruit acidity. Lasts a long time in mouth. Ripe fruit, nice mineral component, great balance.
First
(26 points)
9
Crasto Superior 2014
14.5%
Douro Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Souzčo Vinha.co.uk Ř18.50 Quite sweet. Taste of lavender, violets. Red forest fruits, hint of spice. (6 points)


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