The essence of wet rocks. A purity to die for.
The 2011 Pintas Vintage Port from Wine & Soul not only seduces on the nose, it’s also drinking beautifully. Not a power house, it’s all about finesse and elegance. Just the way I want it. Sandra and Jorge at Wine & Soul continues to impress [...]
I consider myself quite a decent wine detective; all those old and to some extent unknown Madeira bottles I’ve purchased over the years, has surely helped out. But now I’m stuck, stuck with a 1950 Colheita Porto! Hence I need my readers help identifying the wine.
Perhaps you’re gonna think I’m the most inappreciative idiot out there when reading this – and perhaps I am – but I can’t let go of the fact what thoughts goes through my mind after having tasted the 5G. Why can Port wine command such astronomic prices compared to Madeira without being superior, just different? [...]
“I know this flavor. But what is it?”
How do you explain horseradish? Easy, ask the waiter to fetch one from the kitchen. The loin of cod we’re having, served with a creamy sauce and fresh horseradish, pairs excellently with the 2010 Guru from Sandra Tavares da Silva and her husband Jorge Serôdio Borges. Together they [...]
Portugal is my second home. Lovely country and unique wines. But above all, great, big hearted people. On a trip to Vinho Verde and Douro earlier this year, I had that verified for sure. Here’s to Douro and some exceptional Tawny Ports. Thanks for following!
Nostalgia. A term used for describing a yearning for the past, often in idealized form
Besides being a hopeless wine romantic I am also a master of nostalgia. This especially goes for vintage port. The joy of drinking old and perfectly mature vintage port is hard to beat; the wine takes you on an [...]
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