Wines from Portugal

Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar

Tasted March 24, 2012 by mmurry with 257 views

Flight 1 (3 notes)

Red
2009 Sogevinus Fine Wines Douro Veedha Portugal, Douro
90 points
Rich and dark on the nose, with chocolate covered plums, along with raisins and spice. Just as rich on the palate, with plums, figs, dark chelate, and a nice spicy finish.
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White
2010 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho Branco Portugal, Alentejano, Vinho Regional Alentejano
88 points
Peach and lemon zest on the nose, with some floral notes and spice at the end. Rich and thick on the palate, with lemon and peach upfront, some floral notes on the mid-palate, and a nice spicy finish.
Red
2009 João Portugal Ramos Marquês de Borba Portugal, Alentejano, Vinho Regional Alentejano
86 points
Cherry and spice on the nose, wih some fresh herbs and flowers, and a hint of earth and the end. Rich and spicy on the palate, with good red fruit and and a good herbal finish.

Flight 2 (3 notes)

Red
2009 Herdade do Esporão Douro Reserva Quinta dos Murças Portugal, Douro
90 points
Sweet red fruit on the nose, with milk chocolate and spice, and some floral aromas at the end. Rich and slightly tannic on the palate, with raspberry and black currant, spice, and a good chocolate finish.
Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Luis Pato Baga Espumante Portugal
88 points
Strawberry and spice on the nose, with some cherry and a hint of yeast. Strawberry and bread on the palate, with some cherry on the mid-palate, and a very spicy finish.
Red
2010 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho Portugal, Alentejano, Vinho Regional Alentejano
81 points
Lots of oak and vanilla on the nose, with some red fruit and spice underneath. Oaky on the palate, which hides what little fruit there is.

Flight 3 (2 notes)

White
2007 Herdade do Esporão Alentejo Private Selection Branco Portugal, Alentejano, Alentejo
91 points
Rich and chocolates on the nose, with dark fruit and spice, and a good dose of tobacco at the end. Rich and toasty on the palate, with lots of tobacco upfront, followed by dark fruit and spice. It finishes with some spice.
Red
2008 Herdade do Esporão Douro Assobio Quinta dos Murças Portugal, Douro
89 points
Red fruit and spice on the palate, with some floral notes and earth. Rich and earthy on the palate, with dark red fruit and spice. It finishes with some floral notes.
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