...experiences, tastings and stories between friends with the same passion...

segunda-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2007

Tasting - Scala Coeli. Alentejo Red 2005

This wine is a new creation of Fundação Eugénio de Almeida.
Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged 19 months in new french oak barrels.
With a dark colour, the wine shows a mix of red fruits and floral aromas (this last one, very tipical from Cabernet).
In the mouth, starts with a very strong beginning, showing a good balance between fruit and oak. At the end, some green notes with not a very long finish.
Probably this wine deserves a new taste in next 2 years. €30, 86 pts

domingo, 30 de dezembro de 2007

Tasting - René Barbier Cabernet Sauvignon Cosecha 1996

I must confess it was a nice surprise because I wasn´t expecting that much from this wine…
With almost 12 years of age, this Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon produced by René Barbier, presented a almost brown colour, oxidated and clean.
On the beginning it was closed on the nose but after a few minutes it lost all the shyness and showed the fruit, very matured with also some spicy notes.
Once on the mouth, it was balanced and round showing elegancy and also fine tanins but maybe lacking a longer end.
Even so, a very nice wine, elegant and smooth, making a nice final set. 83 pts

Tasting – Gouvyas Vinhas Velhas, Douro Red 2001

This wine done by Bago de Touriga, a “join-venture” between Luís Soares Duarte and João Roseira, is made from old vineyards in the Douro Superior. The fermentation occurred in lagar and the malolatic in tanks. The wine aged 21 months in new french oak and were produced 3500 bottles without filtration.
Intense colour, nice and concentrated chemical and ripe fruit aromas, mushrooms and blackberries. Good mouth feel, strong fruit well balanced with oak, dark plums, strawberry jam, medium finish. Ready to drink. €30, 90 pts

sábado, 29 de dezembro de 2007


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