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September Tasting: #TWSTaste - Portugal: Classic v Quirky

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#201

maybe that’s that barnyard earthiness I noticed. Obviously you were far more coherent about it than me.


#202

Getting something as well. Feels like the tannins come first then everything else. This wine is backwards!!


#203

Are we thinking this is a foodie wine? If so, what with?


#204

definitely getting the 80% chocolate


#205

If I didn’t I’d be sleeping right where I’m sitting now.


#206

We both really like it! It’s perhaps not multi-layered, and the finish is not very long, but there is a lovely and ripe concentration of fruit, with a touch of spice and a very nice acidity that stops it from being a ‘fruit-bomb’. For the money, this is great value - wish we could have some stew with it tonight!


#207

give me cheese


#208

Mrs CC: totally get the ‘finish you get when you suck on 80% dark chocolate’. This is a great description.


#209

Lovely finish to partially redeem the slightly deflating palate.


#210

Yes that would fit. That was my initial thought then everyone was saying the tannins had taken the night off!


#211

we’ve got slow roast mutton shepherds pie

which is also going very nicely


#212

Yes very taken with the finish. Just have to have another mouthful to experience it again……………


#213

Have you eaten it all…? :smile:


#214

I’m on my way!


#215

We are drinking it with a couple of cheeses we bought in France, a Tomme de Brebis and a 12m aged Comte. Goes better with the former. I think it was the combination with the cheese that meant we couldn’t detect any tannins. More acidic, drying after the cheese. It’s ok…


#216

This has a lovely finish… I’m hoping for the same with the new Downton Abbey :sweat_smile:


#217

“We had”, judging by the pic … :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Sounds like a great match, though.


#218

Ooh yes! Maybe some hard cheese like mature cheddar or manchego - the wine would be like a fruity chutney :heart_eyes:


#219

For me, this is made for rich stew… or some chilli con carne with dark chocolate in it…


#220

well, I have to be able to work out my photos! that’s the remains of the smoked salmon …