Red & White Portugal tasting

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Tasted November 1, 2013 by asheio with 312 views

Introduction

4 white and 6 red from Red & White

Flight 1 - Whites (4 notes)

White
2010 Quinta de Chocapalha Reserva Branco Portugal, Lisboa, Vinho Regional Lisboa
88 points
Golden yellow. Butter, mould, sitrus and minerals on the nose. Smooth and surprisingly fresh, very good acidity. Good length.
Shellfish-wine.
White
2011 Conceito Douro Contraste Branco Portugal, Douro
86 points
Light yellow. Flowers, perfume and citrus on the nose. Medium body, quite spicy, nice acidity. Good lenght.
Nice budget-wine.
White
2012 Wine & Soul Douro Guru Portugal, Douro
89 points
Light golden. Deep aroma, yet a bit shut down. Grapefruit/melon, beeswax and flowers on the nose. Quite full-bodied, nice acidity, spicy finish. A bit too young at the moment.
Red
2010 Conceito Douro Conceito Portugal, Douro
91 points
Light green. Beewax, tropical sweetness and some oak on the nose. Medium body, intense on the palate, spicy, good acidity. Starting complexity. Great wine.

Flight 2 - Reds (5 notes)

Red
2010 Conceito Douro Contraste Portugal, Douro
86 points
Tight, ruby. Forest fruit, flesh and some chemical on the nose. Medium body. Juicy and smooth. A good amount of tannins, dry. Probably no oak on this one?
Red
2011 Wine & Soul Manoella Portugal, Douro
88 points
Dark ruby. Generous nose with chocolate, spice and dark berries. Rich and spicy style with lots of fruit. Some oak in the finish, good amount of tannins.
Red
2008 Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Regional Lisboa Portugal, Lisboa, Vinho Regional Lisboa
86 points
Ruby color. Ingratiating nose with forest fruit, chocolate/coffe and cinnamon, Rough and rustic on the palate. Coffee, relatively harsh. Good amount of tannins, quite long.
Red
2010 Wine & Soul Douro Pintas Character Portugal, Douro
91 points
Dark ruby. Massive nose, dried forest fruit, coffee, chocolate, oak and some alcohol. Medium body, with great compact fruit on the palate. Juicy wine, very well balanced.
Red
2011 Wine & Soul Douro Vinhas Velhas Quinta da Manoella Portugal, Douro
92 points
Dark ruby. Massive and concentrated nose, yet a bit modest. Forest fruit and chocolate. Extremely concentrated and intense. Massive, compact fruit. A solid amount of tannins, very long.

Flight 3 - Port (1 note)

Red - Fortified
2009 Wine & Soul Porto Vintage Pintas Portugal, Douro, Porto
91 points
Very dark, like ink. Very intense and compact nose. Dark chocolate. Cherry and chocolate on the palate. Extremely dry, loads of tannins. YOUNG!
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