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Tasting Notes for Claw Dee Puss

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Red
9/15/2021 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
3 hour decant. 70% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca. 14.5%
Now this is a tasty wine - not much except a little heat in the nose - shades of yum around the edges - somewhat short, but more-ish.
Red
3/13/2021 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
2 hour decant.
Nice nice wine - not super complex right now, but finely flavoured and finishing forever.
Red
2/15/2021 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
Delicious.
Red
12/24/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
2 years on.
This is a really good wine, imho - rich, fairly full on but not aggressive - long finish.
Red
12/21/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
Bonfire in the garden - 3 hour decant.
It was a cold night, so this was maybe drunk a little on the cold side, but nice, very nice.
Red - Fortified
12/21/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
From a very old bottle. Drunk from d+8 - Bonfire in the Garden.
Nice - very nice - arguably a tiny bit on the sweet side, but that was OK under the stars on a cold night.
Red
10/30/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
93 points
1 hour decant - Bonfire in the Garden.
Great wine in a great spot.
Red
10/20/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
Nicely settled - fresh, enticing, lightweight, but fairly long
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Red
2012 Terras d'Alter Outeiro Vinho Regional Alentejano Red Blend (view label images)
10/10/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
3 hour decant.
Lovely lovely wine - smooth, enticing, filling, lovely myriad of flavours - long finish.
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Red
10/5/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
89 points
Hitting the spot nicely today.
Red
2012 Terras d'Alter Sete Linhas Vinho Regional Alentejano Alicante Bouschet (view label images)
9/19/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
93 points
3 hour decant.
Fabulous wine - rich, blackcurrants everywhere, sumptuous without being overbearing - lovely finish gently tailing off...
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Red - Fortified
9/19/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
Hugely disappointing - thick, syrupy, goopy - not the same wine as last time.
Red
Decant and drink.
Nearly 100 years old, but still a truly amazing wine - pale red and full of life - edgy, subtle Ramisco flavours, although somewhat short.
Red
8/14/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
Restaurant decant, cool, drink.
Lovely wine from the get-go.
Red
7/20/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
Sangiovese from the Alentejo - who knew?
Different, interesting - certain chewiness about it, but somewhat what let down by a slightly sour, almost off, note in the background.
Red
6/17/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
91 points
3 hour decant.
Loverly lovely wine, and stellar value around 20€.
Red
6/6/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
92 points
2 hour decant.
Clean cork, little sediment - what a wine!
Red
5/28/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
89 points
3 hour decant. 14.5% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Somewhat hot grape in the nose - slightly translucent red/purple - quite big in the mouth, some nice edges, no particular flavours I can put my finger on (the bottle says hay, cherry, gamy (sic), and peppermint (I think gamy was supposed to be game)) - pleasant, but not especially inspired - somewhat short.
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Red
2009 Herdade das Servas Vinhas Velhas Vinho Regional Alentejano Red Blend (view label images)
5/19/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
89 points
3 hour decant.
Several years since I last had this - nice wine - big, fairly heavy - lots of grape with a hint of blue - long finish - if I had more, this has a lot of life ahead of it still.
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Red
5/18/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
3 hour decant.
Nice wine - deep, full, nice smooth edges, but edges nonetheless - nice chunk of yum, and a very long finish.
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Red
4/28/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
4 hour decant. 14.5%. Só Alicante Bouschet. Bottle 1657 of 1850
Another Furtiva Lagrima to mark another sad passing - this time of Fluffy, the gentlest soul ever to grace the cat kingdom - cheers flufster!
Gooey slow legs - deepest evil purple - quite hot in the nose - big but not overpowering in the mouth, fair yum - long finish - very fine wine, as is fitting.
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Red
2015 Casa de Santa Vitória Inevitavel Vinho Regional Alentejano Red Blend (view label images)
4/4/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
2 hour decant. Touriga Nacional & Syrah. 14%
Red
4/1/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
89 points
1 hour decant.
Somewhat old, but stylish and extremely tasty.
Red - Fortified
3/30/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
90 points
Drunk, as ever, over several days.
An old bottle - bottled in 1979.
Pretty decent 10 year, mellowed with bottle age - rich and smooth, gentle heat.
Red
3/28/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
Bottle 0423
Nice wine, very different to "usual" Portuguese fare - subtle and restrained, but delightfully cheeky - lovely balance, heaps of yum, and a fine finish.
Red
3/23/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
91 points
1 hour decant.
I managed to score a triple of these at auction - I was hoping to share them with friends, but, well, we're not allowed to leave the house. Very fine wine - getting towards the end of its life, but still with some miles left - complex around dark fruits, long finish - yumm-
Red
2/15/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
92 points
Restaurant Pop and Pour.
Incorrectly priced in this restaurant at 15€. The weather is cool, so this was at a good temperature, and took very little time to open up - in a great spot right now - lush and deep, some plums - fine finish - very nice wine indeed.
Red
Not at all bad for 2€ and change - better in a few years, methinks.
Red
1/27/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
3 hour decant.
Nice nice wine - very different to "usual" Portuguese fare - as ever, something of a shock, but after a few sips one gets used to it - long finish,
Red
1/27/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
3 hour decant.
Starting to come in to its own now, although still somewhat young - rich, full, spicy, fine finish.
Red
1/24/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
2 hour decant.
Reasonable enough, but not worthy of any "Gran" anything designation, nor the price tag.
Red
1/20/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
3 hour decant.
Not much changed since last year - enjoyable, and decent value for my euro.
Red
1/17/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
89 points
3 hour decant.
Decent drop for the price - rich, fruity, edgy, almost a hint of sweet - decent finish - perhaps a tad young, but enjoyable now.
Red
1/16/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
87 points
3 hour decant.
This is starting to come round - definite Syrah in the nose and mouth - some nice astringency, but a gentle sour jangle in the background, and the lack of yum (I'm a big Syrah fan), lets it down somewhat - a bit short.
Red
2012 Bodegas Orben Rioja Orben Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
1/14/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
3 hour decant.
nice wine - yum around mid to dark cherries, hint of sour, hint of edge - all nicely balanced - fair finish.
Red
1/13/2020 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
88 points
3 hour decant.
Hitting the spot nicely today - subtle, restrained, but juicy fruit around dark red - decent amount of yum - fair finish
Red
1/7/2020 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
3 hour decant.
Slightly brown purple - tight nose - rich and lush in the mouth - nicely edgy - medium weight - light and airy in the finish, although somewhat short - nice, but not amazing, wine.
Red
12/30/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
89 points
3 hour decant.
This is slipping down very nicely today - smooth and stylish, nicely balanced - red and dark fruit, soft edges, decent finish.
Red - Fortified
12/27/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
From a very old bottle - late 70s/early 80s.
Prety good from the get-go, but, as ever, improving on subsequent days.
Red
12/26/2019 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
89 points
2 hour decant.
Bottle variation? Variation within me? Every time I have this wine it's a radically different experience. Today the salt is back, but just a hint, like slightly salty licorice - not entirely unpleasant, but, today at least, not an especially enjoyable wine, although finishing long.
Red
12/24/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
90 points
3 hour decant.
Oozing style - deliciously fruity, edgy, with a large dash of yum - nice wine.
Red
12/21/2019 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
Restaurant Pop and Pour.
Not at all shabby - took a little while to open up, thenceforth fruity and quite nicely balanced.
Red
12/20/2019 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
3 hour decant. 13%. Tinta Roriz, Syrah, Merlot
Thick purple - grape and a hint of perfume in the nose - medium weight in the mouth, some sharp edges, almost an airy feeling - somewhat short, but fine value.
Red - Fortified
12/20/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
89 points
Drunk over several days from a very old, t-stoppered, bottle.
As seems to always be the case, best on day 2 after light stoppering in a whisky decanter. Lush, fairly sweet, peel, some nuts, honey, some heat - excellent finish.
Red
12/19/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
88 points
3 hour decant.
A decent Cabernet, it must be said.
Red
12/18/2019 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
89 points
3 hour decant. 14.5%. Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Deep purple, some pink at the rim - grape and alcohol in the nose - full and fresh in the mouth - dark fruits - nice edges, fairly full-on - finishing fair.
Red
12/17/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
89 points
3 hour decant.
Not the bestest of the PVs, it must be said, but it's hard to argue with a decent quality wine for a fiver.
Red
12/16/2019 - Claw Dee Puss wrote:
88 points
3 hour decant. 13.5%. Trincadeira, Jaen, Rufete, Marufo
Purple with hints of pink at the rim - not much other than alcohol and some grape in the nose - fairly full in the mouth, dark red fruits, but somewhat rough and ready right now - fair finish.
Red
12/15/2019 - Claw Dee Puss Likes this wine:
89 points
3 hour decant.
One of my favourite Syrahs, these Juromenhas hit the spot without being overly "difficult" or "challenging" - nicely balanced at the lightweight end of things, but fruity, yummy, and with a fair finish.
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