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

sábado, 29 de março de 2008

Tasting – Finca Flichman Misterio, Shiraz, Mendoza Red 2006

Finca Flichman from Argentina is one of the international brands of Sogrape, the biggest Portuguese wine group well known for producing the Mateus Rosé, which recently acquired Framingham, in New Zealand and Chateau los Boldos, in Chile.
I wasn’t expecting much for this bottle of Shiraz, but still I’m a bit disappointed. Quite simple nose, reductive aromas of rubber overlaying with earthy elements. Slight presence of fruit, which I’m always expecting from a new world wine. Very tight mouth feel, some lack of freshness and an unpleasant final full of bitterness. Well, not much to say about this rustic wine, just not a big “mistery” to find out… €6, 70 pts

sexta-feira, 7 de março de 2008

Busy times....

My friends, its been quite a busy time for me last month! to be honest, I havent´t been tasting that much (apart from my work, where tasting is a part of the day...) due to the fact that I´m leaving for Chile for 2008 harvest and a lot of things to do before departure!
Well.... I will try to make up by posting some Chilean wines that for sure I will taste....looking forward to do it!

terça-feira, 4 de março de 2008

Tasting- João Portugal Ramos, Syrah, Alentejo Red 2003

From one of the best portuguese winemakers, Joao Portugal Ramos, is a wine with a dark and deep colour. Intense and concentrated nose, with a lot of mature black fruit, very tipical from a good syrah. In the mouth the wine is full bodied with complexity and black fruit very concentrated, the oak flavours has a good balance, a long finish. It's a very good wine. 17 €. 92 pts

Tasting- ASF, Palmela D.O.C. Red 2005

This winehouse is situated in peninsula de Setubal wine region, south of Lisbon. The winemaker used Cabernet Sauvignon and Castelão to make the blend. The wine had a lagar/inox vat fermentation with a 6 months aging in american oak barrels and another 6 months aging in bottle. The colour is dark and the nose shows a good complexity of aromas. A intense red fruit, typical from Castelão, some aromas from cabernet very mature and some barrel notes. On the palate the wine had fruit flavours with a strong mark of mature cabernet. The oak has a good balance in the wine. The finish is medium. The wine has a good relation Quality/Price. 5 €. 88 pts