Touriga Nacional

Quinta Nova Unoaked Douro Tinto 2015, Portugal (~£13-15 Oakley Wine Agencies) Young, bouncy, Tigger-like wine, lots of dark fruit flesh pepped up by notes of ginger and orange peel, juicy and vibrant with punch and power, but supported by a framework of tannin and citrus freshness. Very tasty youngster. S(-)

Quinta Nova Unoaked Douro Tinto 2015, Portugal

Ramos Pinto LBV Port 2011, Douro, Portugal (~£19 widely available) LBV is supposed to be ready to drink on release, but this is a bit of a pup, and seems to be built to survive another decade or more. Dark, young and juicy, packed with blackberry, blackcurrant and damson flavours, […]

Ramos Pinto LBV 2011 + Some Wine Gadgets

Guigal Gigondas 2011, Rhône, France (£24.26 Chordale Wine Merchants, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Roberts and Speight Ltd, Portland Wine Company, Fenwick Ltd, R Campbell & Sons Ltd, Clifton Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Liquorice) Dumb initially, this opens up over the course of a couple of hours to reveal its core of […]

Assorted reds from France, South Africa & Portugal

Tasty, young and organic – a win-win-win situation… Altano Organic Red 2014, Douro, Portugal (£9.99 Waitrose, Bordeaux Cellar, Davy & Co, Luso Wines, Fenwicks, Tanners) A juicy, plump youngster, brimming with dusty warm berry, blackcurrant and violet flavours backed up by vanilla and wild herbs, but with a streak of […]

Altano Organic Red 2014, Douro, Portugal