What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

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What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:14 am

It can be Douro or from elsewhere. For a change I know exactly which white and red floated my boat the most, but I'll give others a chance to come to a decision here.
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Rune EG     » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:03 am

The best was:
2007 Casa Ferreirinha Reserva Especial Douro red

Very close after that:
2011 Niepoort Batuta Douro red
2003 Herdade de Mouchao Tinto Limited Edition Alentejo red
2011 Brunheda Vale da Corca Douro red
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Moses Botbol     » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:38 am

First one that comes to mind is 2001 Ramos Pinto Douro Duas Quintas Reserva Especial.
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:08 pm

I'll have to give more thought to the red wine, but the white is an easy choice as this blew my mind when first tasting it on site at the winery. I bought a few bottles to open with friends. So far I just opened one of them with a winemaker friend that lives in Porto. She took me to dinner one night in June and I brought this to share:

1991 Luis Pato, Vinho Branco, Vinhas Velhas, from Bairrada. Killer juice that could easily pass as a 2010 in all ways except the complexity, which only develops to that level with age. Nobody would guess this for a 1991, that is for sure!!!
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:23 am

On a couple of occasions I've had the 2008 Casa Ferreirinha Quinta da Leda and have been super impressed with it. For consistency so far this year, this is probably my top. Disclaimer I still need to dig through a couple other tasting note books so it may change....
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Eric Ifune     » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:51 pm

1985 Herdade do Mouchao.
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Eric Ifune     » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:52 pm

1991 Luis Pato, Vinho Branco, Vinhas Velhas, from Bairrada. Killer juice that could easily pass as a 2010 in all ways except the complexity, which only develops to that level with age. Nobody would guess this for a 1991, that is for sure!!!

And a steal, pricewise!
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Re: What is your TOP Portuguese wine consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:13 am

Absolutely the case!
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