Wines of Portugal Tasting, London (Lord's) 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 1:00PM
Linda Johnson-Bell

 

WINES OF PORTUGAL TASTING

Lord’s Cricket Ground

 

ALIANCA VINHOS DE PORTUGAL  (Mario Neves’ Stands)

 

1. Galleria 2009

100% Bical (white), no oak, clay soils

Nose: sweet, tropical fruits, like a Gewurtz

Bouche: superb acidite, frais, good finish

 

2. Terra Boa 2009

VR Beiras

From Alentejo – grape: Siria, Viosinho

Too medicinal

 

3. Alianca Bairrada reserve Red 2006

DOC Bairrada,

Grape: Baga

No fruit, dry, hot - ok

 

4. Vista TR 2007

VR Beiras

Grape: Tinta Roriz and 15% TN

liked

 

5. Alianca Dao Reserva 2007

DOC Dao

Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen

Ok

 

6. Vista TN Reserva 2007

VR Beiras

Grape: Touriga Nacional

Hot, clumsy, not interesting

 

 

7. Alianca Particular Dao 2007

DOC Dao

Grape: Pais

Too sweet, dry, un peu d’elegance, but not very interesting

 

8. Quinta da Garrida 2007

DOC Dao

Grape: Tinta Roriz, Tourigo Nacional

Liked this one

 

 

 

 

9. Quinta da Rigodeira Reserva 2005

DOC Bairrada

Grapes: Baga, Merlot

Merlot seems to help Baga – liked this

 

 

10. Quinta das Baceladas 2005

DOC Bairrada

Grapes : Merlot, Baga, Cabernet Sauvignon

 

 

11. Quinta dos Quatro Ventos 2007

DOC Duoro

Grapes: Tourigo Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Bien parfume – liked it

 

12. Quinta da Terrugem 2006

DOC Alentejo

Grapes: Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet

Elegant, perfumed, liked it

 

13. Quinta da Garrida Reserva 2004

DOC Dao

Grapes: Touriga Nacional

Fresh, elegant, good acidity, despite 14.5% alcohol

 

14. Quinta dos Quatro Ventos Reserva 2007

DOC Douro

Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Frais, franc, direct, propre

 

15. Quinta da Dona 2004

DOC Bairrada

Grape: Baga

Ok

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESPORAO

 

1.Monte Velho white 2009

VR Alentejano Grapes: Antao Vaz , Roupeiro, Perrum

Really unique taste, floral, yet crisp and lively acidity, clean

 

2. Esporao Verdelho 2009

VR Alentejano Grape: Verdelho

Not my style – that green, chlorophyl taste

 

3. Esporao reserva white 2008

DOC Alentejo Grapes: Arinto, Roupiero, Antao Vaz

Lovely, a bit weird, but great acidity

 

4. Monte Velho red 2008

VR Alentejano

Grapes: Aragones, Trincadeira, Castelao

Ok – thin and flat

 

5. Vinha da Defesa red 2008

VR Alentejano

Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Aragones

Not very interesting

 

6. 4 Castas red 2008

VR Alenejano

Grapes: Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Alfocheiro, Petit Verdot

Too much oak, unbalanced at the moment – great potential

 

7. Esparao Reserva red 2007

DOC Alentejo

Grapes: Aragones, Alicante, Trincadeira Cabernet

 

8. Aragones 2007

VR Alentejano

Grape: Aragones

Beautiful, solid, fresh, lots of personality

 

9.Esporao Alicante Bouschet 2007

VR Alentejano

Grape: Alicante Bouschet

Nice nose, floral, elegant

But tannins are green – finish is dry and unpleasant

 

10. Esporao Tourigo Nacional 2007

VR Alentehano

Grape: Touriga Nacional

Gorgeous, dense, purply and complex

 

 

Themed Table: Alvarinho

 

Dom Diogo Alvarinho 2009

Vinho Regional Minho, 13.5%

Quinta da Raza

 

Quinta dos Loridos Alvarinho 2008

Vinho Regional Lisboa 12.5%

Bacalhoa Vinhos de Portugal

 

Themed Table: Touriga Nacional

 

Quinta de Pancas Touriga Nacional Reserva 2007

Vinho Regional Lisboa 13.8%

Companhia das Quintas

 

Herdade Sao Miguel Touriga Nacional 2008

Vinho regional Alentejano 14.4%

Herdade Sao Miguel

 

Esporao Touriga Nacional 2007

Vinho Regional Alentehano 14.5% Esporao

Yum – very nice

 

Quinta do Portal Touriga Nacional 2006 DOC Douro 13.5%

Quinta do Portal - non

 

Vista TN Reserva 2007

Vinho Regional Beiras 14%

Alianca Vinhos de Portugal

Nice

 

Casa de Santar Touriga Nacional 2007

DAC Dao, Dao Sul

nice

 

Pedra Cancela 20008 Touriga Nacional

Non

 

CSL T. Nacional, Vinho REgional Lisboa, Casa Santos Lima

non



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