The modern side of Dão but still rather tasty F’Oz Dão 2012, Portugal (£7.99 Tesco) Plummy rose hip and dark berry characters to the fore, with a slightly floral note, some spice, an earthy undercurrent and a supple finish. There are more fragrant and complex wines from Dão but this […]

F’Oz Dão 2012, Portugal

Luis Pato Natural Baga 2012, VR Beira Atlantico (£17.99 Raymond Reynolds Ltd) This is gushing joyful wine, reminiscent of a winery at vintage, with heady violet and perfumed dark berry earthiness, a mouthful of exuberant fresh pleasure with just the right amount of rustic honesty. S Asda Extra Special Dão […]

Wine Tasting Video: Red Wines from Spain & Portugal

Ribeiro Santo Dão 2009 (£10.60 Bottle Apostle) Juicy young wine, fresh but firm, full flavoured but never too big, with plummy berry and tomato flavours, smoky bacon oak and an earthy, savoury finish – gets more serious with time. S(-) Sogrape Callabriga Dão 2008 (£12.95 Berry Brothers & Rudd) Sprightly […]

Wine Tasting Video: Reds from Beiras (Dao & Bairrada)

Adega de Monção, Vinho Verde, 2010, Portugal (was £5.95 The Wine Society) Quite a lot of Alka-Seltzer-like spritz and saltiness, with a touch of sherbet to go alongside the tight, lean apple & pear flavours, bring on the oily fish. B(+) Crasto Douro Branco 2010, Portugal (£8.95 The Wine Society) […]

Wine Tasting Video: Five Portuguese Whites