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September Tasting: #TWSTaste - Portugal: Classic v Quirky

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#161

I have a touch of barnyard but in a good earthy sort of way.


#162

I just love the idea of a drunken gateaux


#163

Mrs CC: a bit of wet carpet too.


#164

Yes! Enjoying this boozy cigarette-smoking compost tapenade Calpol gateau very much


#165

Funny! I am really not getting any vanilla… :neutral_face: but I made a cheese cake today with lots of vanilla seeds in it - maybe I’m a bit blasé…!?


#166

Lovely rich ruby — I can see tiny little bubbles forming round the rim, is that just my glass?!

Quite a punchy nose: dark cherry & bramble, blackcurrant, sweet leather, smoke, & alcohol!


#167

Nose seems to have fallen off of ours a little bit. Decanted it earlier and thought ‘wow!’ Seems a bit subdued now. Still getting hints of cherry and tobacco but not jumping out of the glass


#168

Well done. Making up for lost time Leah!


#169

I’m getting toffee now.


#170

The Mrs thinks it’s like drinking shiraz out of an ash tray


#171

By golly! I think you’re onto something! :male_detective:


#172

Blimey! Have we ever had such a complex, multi-faceted nose?!

I think we’d better have a taste - we could be here for some time! :smiley:


#173

I wasn’t earlier but I’m now getting some spice coming through.


#174

Definitely! Thank you!


#175


#176

Two 7’s for the VV from us!

On to the red…
We are getting an earthy note to the nose. Playdough!? and brambles.


#177

I’m tasting spicy blackcurrant now


#178

We agree! some clove or nutmeg or some other mulled wine type spice. More acidity than I was imagining - which is great, but lovely deep, ripe fruit too. Hmmmm :woozy_face:


#179

Puts on best Brian Blessed voice and shouts:

“PETRICHOR!!!”


#180