Nestled between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal has carved a niche for itself in the wine world by championing its indigenous grape varieties rather than following fashion and planting international ones. Touriga Nacional, principally grown in the Douro for both Port and table wines is perhaps the countries most important red grape. The deeply coloured reds from Alicante Bouschet, the lighter, perfumed Jaen (known as Mencia in Spain), Baga in Bairrada and Tinto Roriz grow in vineyards up and down the country from Dao to the Alentejo, are all making distinctive wines which are gaining in popularity with each vintage. Portugal is also home to some intriguing white wines too. From the damp and cool vineyards of Minho which is Vinho Verde country to the warmer climates further south, one can find complex, exciting white wines made from Sercial, Viosinho, Fernao Pires and Gouveio. Undoubtedly, the fortified wines of Oporto, or Port as we brits know it, are Portugal’s most famous vinuous export and the long standing trading history between Britain and Portugal led to the establishment of many British owned Port houses which are still major players today. The likes of Taylors, Grahams and Smith & Woodhouse are still vital to the Port trade but we must also condsider the smaller, less well known houses who produce amazing wines which can sometimes come under the radar. Quinta Gaivosa, Niepoort and Quinta Eirados to name a few, all produce wonderfully crafted fortified and still wines that provide wonderful drinking. All in all, Portuguese wines, whether fortified or not, provide the adventurous drinker with plenty to get excited about.
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10 year old verdeldo reserva velha, barbeito, madeira
The 10 Year Old Verdeldo Reserva Velha is a delicious example of it's type, the wine is an enticing, clear bright, light gold colour. The nose offers citrus notes mixed with floral and honey notes which leads to a palate that is soft, well-balanced and persistent. One to savour!
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1985 warre’s vintage port
Founded in 1670, Warre’s is the oldest British Port House and has remained a family-owned company throughout its long history.
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1999 serciall, d’oliveiras, madeira
The aged Madeiras from this fine property are an utter delight and always offer a degree of complexity and elegance that puts them firmly in fine wine territory. Bottled after 19 years in cask, this is complex and nutty with a fresh, zingy vein of acidity running through it, sharpening the richness of the fruit on the amazingly long finish.
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2008 colheita tawny, niepoort, douro valley
A brick-red appearance with some light orange tinges leads into a fine slightly smokey aroma with hints of dried fruits. The palate is refreshing, with wonderful acidity and hints of dried apricots and crystallised fruit, leading to a lengthy mellow spirit driven finish.
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2013 mouchao tinto alentejo 75cl
In a country steeped in winemaking history, the name Mouchão is synonymous with wines of distinction. The family owned estate has been producing wine for over a hundred years and maintains the traditions established in 1901 when the winery was built.
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2013 sobremesa tonel, mouchao licoroso, alentejo
The Sobremesa Tonel, Mouchao Licoroso has aromas of deep black fruits, dark sweetness, dry fruits, combined with the freshness of mint and eucalyptus. On the palate it is complex, being full and rich with intense, spicy notes to the warm cocoa, tobacco and black fruits. Decadent, different and one to enjoy post dinner in good company.
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2015 late bottled vintage eirados, qta eufemia
The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Eirados is a very approachable, traditional style of LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), with the hand picked grapes fermented in granite lagares before resting in stainless steel for 6 months prior to ageing in Portuguese oak casks for 3 years.
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2016 dow’s vintage port, douro
Dow’s Vintage Ports are only produced in years of exceptional quality and represent only a very small part of the total company’s production in that year. On average only two or three times every ten years are the weather conditions sufficiently good to allow for the making of Dow’s Vintage Port.
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2016 late bottled vintage, quinta gaivosa
The Alves de Sousa family has been producing wines for several generations, initially suppling fruit and wine to other port companies. When Domingos Alves de Sousa inherited his family’s quintas in 1987, he began producing wine under the family name. After studying viticulture in Bordeaux and his native Portugal, acquiring additional properties and constructing a modern cellar at Quinta da Gaivosa, he released his first vintage in 1991. Since then, Domingos and his wines have gained critical acclaim. Notably, he was named “Producer of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos in 1999 and 2007, and is the only person to have won this prestigious award twice.
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2017 late bottled vintage, niepoort, douro valley
The 2017 Late Bottled Vintage Niepoort is a dark ruby colour with a red rim, this LBV brings dark chocolate aromas to the foreground, along with fruits of the forest and a spicy character. It offers medium weight on the palate with firm structure and acidity providing superb freshness and ending in a spicy, warming finish. The wine is drinking beautifully now, with great freshness and primary fruit in evidence, but it will also benefit from further cellaring for a couple of decades.
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2017 quinta boa esperanca tinto, vinho regional lisboa
The Quinta Boa Esperanca Tinto wine has an intense garnet colour, with a dominant aroma of red fruits, well balanced, with notes of black berries and spices. Good structure and intensity, with a pleasant long lasting finish.
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2017 vintage port, eirados, douro
The 2017 Vintage Port, Eirados has plenty of rich and jammy fruit added to this wine making it enjoyable in it's youth but there are also some good, firm tannins suggesting that there is plenty of development to come. This is great value from a smaller Port House in an amazing vintage that has produced sublimely balanced, long loving wines.
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2018 autocarro 27, regional peninsula de setubal
Autocarro 27 has an intense and refreshing nose with notes of plum and red fruits. Vibrant and lively acidity with tannins present, but not aggressive, giving a youthful and pleasant youth.
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2018 beyra reserva quartz, rui madeira, beira interior
The Beyra Reserva Quartz has intense citrus aromas, notes of dried fruits alongside lemongrass and lime scents and an intense minerality. It presents smoky notes, citric acidity, and a very structured body.
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2018 beyra reserva, doc beira interior
The Beyra Reserva is tempranillo-based blend and is built for pleasure. Fruity berries and spice, subtle notes of vanilla and toast from a small proportion of barrel aging, with very elegant and discreet minerality.
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2018 moscatel de setubal, sivipa doc
For sheer value for money, this Moscatel is one of our favourite Dessert wines, despite it being the 'entry-level' offering from Sivipa.
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2019 ciconia tinto, herdade sao miguel, alentejo
The Ciconia Tinto wine has a ruby hue with violet hints and an intense aroma of red and black forest fruits, harmoniously combined with floral and toasted notes.On the palate it produces smooth tanins, nice acidity and a juicy/fruity finish.Constantly picking up gongs for brilliant value for money (Wine Spectator and others), Ciconia Tinto combines approachability with Alentejo’s most likeable features of rich, soft fruit, with a bit of roast and dried fruit notes.
£9.99Out of Stock
2019 manda chuva, vinho regional peninsula de setubal
On the nose the Manda Chuva frmo Heredade de Portocarro is very mineral-like with saline tinges and white fleshed fruits. The palate is imposing, assertive and has superb minerality. This complex white wine will continue to develop with a few years in bottle, but whilst young taking a sip is just like taking a dip in the Atlantic!
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2019 niepoort drink me tinto, douro valley
The Niepoort Drink Me Tinto boasts a beautiful, intense hue, revealing violet tones when swirled. Floral aromas combine with notes of red berries and a subtle minty character which lends the wine complexity and freshness.The palate is wonderfully round and elegant, with pronounced acidity.
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2019 vinhas velhas, luis pato,dao & bairrada
The Vinhas Velhas, Luis Pato goes through stainless steel fermentation which produces a refreshing white with Pear, Apple and white flower aromatics which carry through to the palate and are underpinned by a nutty, almond complexity. Mix in a saline edge to the crisp, balanced acidity and you are left with a wonderful white which is evocative of the region.
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2020 atlantico rose, quinta boa esperanca, vinho regional lisboa
The Atlantico Rose is a beautiful light salmon colour with a unique density and structure. This is a very food friendly rose, especially with fish and seafood in general, but also full enough to take on white meat, tapas, fresh cheeses and charcuterie.
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2020 avesso & alvarinho, casa de vilacetinho, doc vinho verde
The Avesso & Alvarinho Vinho Verde from Casa Vilacetinho is a wine with great complexity and structure showing great minerality and freshness along with a rounded, slightly weighty character thanks in part the 25 Year old Avesso vines.
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2020 cintila branco fernao pires, peninsula de setubal
The Cintila Branco Fernao Pires has intense fruity aromas with hints of sun-ripened peach and spice. Creamy and fruity on the palate, with good structure and a pleasant, fresh finish.
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2020 defesa tinto touriga nacional/syrah, esporao, alentejano
The Defesa Tinto is an inviting blend of Touriga Nacional and Syrah coming from young'ish vines planted on Granite and Schist soils. The wine is open and immediately enjoyable with a mass of spice-tinged, black fruit aromas which follow on to a rounded, fruit filled palate that is rich and creamy. The well balanced finish is softly textured, supple and long.
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