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September Tasting: #TWSTaste - Portugal: Classic v Quirky

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#181

Tannins taken the night off. Easy drinker though.


#182

Mrs CC: dark chocolate and cherry, mellifluous.


#183

That’s my nightmare sorted out for tonight, then, Ewan!


#184

Well…that’s my nightmares sorted


#185

Very chewy tannins and a bit burnt tyre. Quite an interesting wine as the tasting note says. Super value and a great example of what we are now getting from Portugal atm


#186

Mr S keeps insisting there’s a jam thing going on but he’s becoming less and less coherent as he waxes more and more lyrical about this


#187

long spicy finish and definitely something earthy on the palate


#188

Hmmm. The nose is a lot more exciting than the palate. Still nice and all, but…


#189

Haha! Brilliant - and accurate - description. I think the palate has delivered on the nose, but with a tad less va-va-voom than I was expecting. Still bloomin’ lovely though, just not as ‘KAPOW’ or rich as I thought it might be.


#190

Consider yourself lucky! Mine never started coherent… but I go with the jam thing, actually! Blackcurrant jam, perhaps…?


#191

Think there is a nice funkyness on the palate lots of clove. Some grip to it and fresh acidity. Brambles and blueberries, maybe suggestion at work, but I think you can taste clay from the Amphorae…


#192

Dry, lovely refreshing high acid, moderate tannins — fine grained — fairly full bodied — not OTT, though the alcohol does pack a punch!

Fairly intense & rich black forest fruit, smoked earth, a sort of burnt cinnamon & clove spiciness.

Not as complex on the palate as the nose suggests maybe? But enjoyable (& I think pretty good value).


#193

That was something between the toes of one of the foot-treaders.


#194

He sounds a lot like @MrLaura :wink:

I do get the jam thing though too - like @Inbar says, Blackcurrant? Kind of like the darkest of the jam tarts…?


#195

I’m getting something really strong going on around the edges of my tongue as soon as I take a sip (mouthful) but I’m really not quite sure what it is.


#196

That’s an interesting suggestion…! :face_with_monocle:


#197

I think the palate might surprise some on day 2… if you have any left


#198

agreed


#199

Both sides…? Might be the acidity attacking your palate…?


#200

This is quite interesting, on first sip I’m getting the very ripe black fruits, it then seems to give way to a rich fig like taste with a finish you get when you suck on 80percent dark chocolate.
It still has that earthy tomato leaf and tapenade thing going on … but subtly and in the back ground.