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Portuguese Wines

Posted by JoaoGoulao, Sep 25, 2010.

Could someone tell me, why there's no Portuguese wines here?

The last years, a lot of wines ad more than 80 Parker's points.

Something wrong here.


Reply by GregT, Sep 26, 2010.

They aren't Parker points.  They are Mark Squires points.  He's actually a pretty good taster, but he's a different person.  Plenty of good Portuguese wines available these days.  Post some!

Reply by zufrieden, Oct 9, 2010.

I agree.  There are a lot of truly superb Portuguese (non-Port) wines available today.  We are no longer in the Mateus Rose dominated pop-wine era of the early 1970's.

( I have a Quinto do Crasto Old Vines Reserva 2007 resting on its laurels in the cellar).

As suggested, go out and purchase a few laudable examples from this still poor region of Europe.  This will help support the Portuguese people and fine wine production generally as well as promote the education of wine lovers not aware of the gems available to us from this region of Iberia.

Then review these wines and post them on the website...

Reply by dynowine, Oct 10, 2010.

Quinta dos Roques Dão Quinta do Correio 2007.   This was excellent.   Stone, floral, fruit (berries, cherry), sweet dirt, leaves.

Adega de Monção Vinho Verde Muralhas de Monção (Alvarinho/Trajadura) 2009  Rose  - waiting the unused bath for a trip to a friend's house.  Not dry but delicious even so.

Interesting wine, not sure how to pair it with other foods.  Maria Gomes is the grape.

Luis Pato Maria Gomes 2009


I think I reviewed and posted all of these, and others.

Reply by zufrieden, Oct 10, 2010.

Good suggestions.  And be it known that you can pay a goodly sum for premium wines from Portugal - though the value to the dollar is generally much higher.

There is a small group of dedicated followers of Iberian wines so some further comments should come forth from the ether.

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