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Portugal
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Minho
Dão
Alentejo
Ribatejo
Setubal Peninsula
Douro

Minho


Quinta da Lixa  Branco 2005, D.O.C. Vinho Verde **HERITAGE WINE**
* Very fresh and intense dry white wine, some CO2 give this wine extra freshness, medium bodied, with nice and clean fruit, spice and mineral nuances (apricot, apples, clove, yeast), clean and crystal clear style, refreshing character. A "serious" and surprisingly powerful and complex wine for a Vinho Verde.
- estimated retail price ca. 5,50 euro
- tasted: 12-06-’06
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Dão



Casa de Mouraz Private Selection tinto 2004, D.O. Dão. **HERITAGE WINE**

* A sleeping giant, organically produced, not subtle or refined, but very well composed and concentrated, with emerging depth and lots of semi-hidden earthy, minerally and fruity nuances, a touch of well absorbed wood, some rusticity and great length, this is a great expression of terroir, with great potential for maturing.
- tasted: 25-01-’07
- lotnr.: PS 230806

* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.


Alentejo


Alfaraz tinto 2004, V.R. Alentejano.
* A great and impressive Portuguese red with an intense, austere, strong and elegant character with an impressive array of complex and deep nuances of minerals, earth, wood and fruit
. Not an easy wine, but a classy one with a strong structure not unlike a classical Bordeaux including depth and complexity.
- estimated retail price ca. 9,00 euro
- tasted: 09-01-’07
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Marques de Montemor Tinto 2004, Vinho Regional Alentejano
* Richness, loads of sweet ripe, young, juicy, jammy fruit with spices, very soft and round body, with a piquant tannin structure shining through together with impressions of liquorice. Clearly originating from sun drenched vineyards and Portuguese grape varieties, an exotic and sun baked Beaujolais style.
- estimated retail price ca. 5,50 euro
- tasted: 08-03-’05, same bottle after one week: less body, more earthy nuances, but still very attractive.
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Ribatejo



Casal do Conde  tinto 2003, D.O.C. Ribatejo **HERITAGE WINE**
* A classy, luxurious red wine, unmistakably Portuguese in style, with a beautiful Médoc like constitution, elegance, power, complexity, wood, spices, delicious fruit and a touch of cedar, all knitted well together into a velvety and both fresh and warm wine.
- estimated retail price ca. 9,00 euro
- tasted: 21-04-'05
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.
Setubal Peninsula



São Filipe branco 2004, V.R. Terras do Sado**HERITAGE WINE**
* An impressive dry wine with a strong identity, very pure and intense, loaded with beautiful minerally and waxy nuances, some maturity (age), fruit, spices and also richness, perfectly matched by a scintillating freshness and complexity, resembling a very good Riesling with excellent balance.
- estimated retail price ca. 5,00 euro
- tasted: 10-07-’07
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Quinta da Invejosa tinto 2003, D.O. Palmela
* An intense warm, compact, dense and classy wine, has many earthy, spicy nuances, beautiful fruit, minerals, great mid-palate, excellent balance, perfectly integrated oak, ripe and strong tannins, not sexy, but more classic in style, interesting tension between warm + ripe and intense + austere, already mature, but still potential left.
- estimated retail price ca. 8,00 euro
- tasted: 10-07-’07
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Adega  de Pegoes Moscatel 1999, D.O. C. Moscatel de Setubal
* Quite aromatic and attractive fortified sweet wine, warm and Port like character, unctuous and very soft, with many spicy and dried fruit nuances of figs, orange marmalade and caramel, very well balanced and with some complexity.
- estimated retail price ca. 9,00 euro
- tasted: 21-03-'05
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Adega de Pegoes / Marco de Pegoes branco 2004, V.R. Terras do Sado
* Easy drinking dry white wine, fresh and at the same time mild, distinctive spicy and ripe fruity (apricot, muscat) character, elegant, very clean, not complex or powerful, but just delicious, well balanced and with a surprisingly low price.
- estimated retail price ca. 4,00 euro
- tasted: 27-05-'05
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Fontanario de Pegoes branco 2004, D.O. Palmela
* Quite concentrated, very clean and fresh dry white wine, quite aromatic: fruit and spices and mineral in style, easy to drink, but with some complexity and refinement. Good and expressive character to accompany good food.
- estimated retail price ca. 4,50 euro
- tasted: 22-05-'05
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Fontanario de Pegoes tinto 2002, D.O. Palmela
* Modern and very expressive Portuguese red wine, lots of (sexy) wood nuances in nose and taste, lots of ripe fruit too. Some complexity and good balance together with a spicy, rich, and warm style.
- estimated retail price ca. 7,00 euro
- tasted: 05-05--’05, and many times before since 01-12-2004 (consistent notes, shifting from fruit into a more spicy, earthy style)
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.



Douro


Adega Cooperativa de Alijo "Vale d'Anaias tinto Bruto", Vinho Espumante D.O. Douro
* An exciting rarity: dry red sparkling Douro-wine with tannins, loaded with beautiful fruit, good freshness, rich mid-palate, spicy nuances, a hint of sweetness, very clean and original style with tension and an excellent balance, lots of bubbles (a bit coarse though) surprisingly delicious with good food.
- estimated retail price ca. € 14,=
- tasted: 09-07-’07
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Adega Cooperativa de Alijo "Xisto Velho Grande Escolha" 2000, D.O. Douro **HERITAGE WINE**
* A very impressive, strong, intense and complex wine, loaded with earthy, spicy and mineral nuances, dried fruit and strong tannins, very classical in style, super honest expression of its terroir, a rare wine from another time, in fact a relict, very exciting to taste so much "class from the past".
- estimated retail price ca. € 30,=
- tasted: 19-06-’07
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Cabeço do Lobo  tinto 2005, D.O.C. Douro  **HERITAGE WINE**

* A straightforward and very authentic wine, packed with spicy and warm nuances: pepper, cedar and sandalwood, ripe and Port-like fruit, compact constitution with medium body and still young (ripe) tannins, not refined or deep, but full of character, easy enough to drink and extremely honest in style. Very good value for money.
- estimated retail price ca. 4,50 - 5,00 euro
- tasted: 26-09-'06
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Quinta da Laceira tinto 2002, D.O. Douro

* Well produced honest and very typical red Douro table wine, round and warm in character with good and ample spicy fruit, good regional character with some alcohol (sweetness) and matching (not too) dry tannins. Aromatically classic in combination with a modern styled (supple) taste.
- estimated retail price ca. 8,00 euro
- tasted: 25-04-’05
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.

Quinta dos Mattos tinto reserva Tinta Roriz 2003, D.O. Douro
* A ripe and round Douro wine, very nice fruit, spices, aroma's suggesting a sweet character, but the taste is attractively dry and well structured, very well balanced wine with a Port like character and some complexity and depth.
- estimated retail price ca. 12,00 euro
- tasted: 25-04-’05
* complete tasting evaluation, producer's address, tel., fax., e-mail, links, export contact, etc.