Wines from Portugal

Wines from Portugal
Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar
Tasted Saturday, March 24, 2012

FLIGHT 1

2009 Sogevinus Fine Wines Douro Veedha – Portugal, Douro 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.(90 Points)

2010 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho – Portugal, Alentejano, Vinho Regional Alentejano 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. (88 Points)

2009 João Portugal Ramos Alentejo Marquês de Borba – Portugal, Alentejano, Alentejo 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 a good herbal finish. (86 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2009 Quinta dos Murças Douro – Portugal, Douro 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. (90 Points)

NV Luis Pato Baga Espumante – Portugal 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. (88 Points)

2010 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho – Portugal, Alentejano, Vinho Regional Alentejano 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. (81 Points)

FLIGHT 3

2007 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Reguengos Private Selection – Portugal, Alentejano, Vinho Regional Alentejano 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. (91 Points)

2008 Quinta dos Murças Douro Assobio – Portugal, Douro 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. (89 Points)