Category Archives: portugal douro

Sagrado Douro Reserva Red 2008

Quinta do Sagrado, Reserva, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2008 This wine: a blend of 50% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, and 10% each of tinta amarela and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo), vinified in stainless steel, aged in … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port NV

Taylor’s Chip Dry Port, Extra Sec, Douro, Portugal, NV This wine: a malvasia dominated blend, along with rabigato, esgana cão, viosinho and gouveio; produced using the same methods as for red port, at Atkinson Lodge/Cellar; bottle number 363479, natural cork stopper, … Continue reading

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Pinto Duas Quintas Douro 2014

Ramos Pinto, Duas Quintas, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2014 This wine: a blend of touriga nacional, touriga francesa, tinta roriz (tempranillo), 13.5% abv, Portland Wine, £13 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: a promising nose with some complexity of dark berries, a little … Continue reading

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Barao de Vilar Pink Port NV

Barao de Vilar, Pink Port, Portugal, NV. This wine: a blend of the port varieties – touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta barroca, tinto cao, tinta roriz; natural cork stopper, 19.5% abv, 50cl, Ann et Vin, ~£13 (02/17) Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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Passagem DOC Douro Portugal 2009

Passagem, a joint venture between the Bergqvist Port family and Jorge Moreira, Douro Superior, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2009 The background to Douro table wines The popularity of port, whilst not as badly off as sherry, is not as it was.  Douro’s red … Continue reading

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Quinta do Ataide 2009

Quinta do Ataide Reserva (owned by the Symingtons), Douro DOC, Portugal, 2009. Located in Douro Superior, where it is hot and dry, varietal touriga nacional. De-stemmed, gently crushed, then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with prolonged maceration and … Continue reading

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