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September Tasting: #TWSTaste - Portugal: Classic v Quirky

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#141

Ah, go on! Let’s pour, swirl and sniff the red - this is the ‘quirky’ side of Portuguese wine vs the ‘classic’ of the white, so it could be interesting!


#142

Interesting, when I was decanting the red the nose was quite explosive but now it seems more subdued.


#143

sweet vanilla scent …


#144

Whoa… I can smell the alcohol on this baby


#145

Black Forest Gatto!


#146

maybe even marzipan?


#147

Ooooh! we both went ‘Tobacco!!’… but Mr Tobacco went to dance with Mr Plum, and Mr black cherry was joining in too for a ménage a trois! This is a long way of saying FAB NOSE!! :heart_eyes:


#148

Vanilla, blackberry, dark cherry and cedar.


#149

Certainly some sweetness there


#150

My first thought was tobacco


#151

It’s rarely ever my first thought - but definitely in this case! :+1:


#152

I get what you mean!!

It’s got this lovely sweet juicy berry followed by warm vanilla and almond. Me liiiiike. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#153

Mrs CC: a bit of gold flake there…


#154

Smells a bit boozy as well.


#155

A feisty fellow, this. Find the aroma fascinating - plums, mint, tobacco, Ribena, coffee, touch of road-after-rain kind of thing too?


#156

The fruit is deep and luscious on the nose; the tobacco (and now some cedar, and clove/nutmeg thing going on) add a lovely dimension… we both love the nose! :+1::+1:


#157

I can accept a little tobacco there but I have to hunt for it. As an ex smoker I might be a little deadened to that particular aroma.


#158

Smells better than when we were tasting it via the work surface earlierthis evening!


#159

Bit of a cough mixture for us, too. In a good way!


#160

The nose is reminiscent of a drunken gateaux, with syruped cherries and blackberry coulis, there is some cedar and tobacco with a hint of vanilla and strangely enough some tapenade.