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Wine Tasting Video: Portuguese White, Rosé & Port May 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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Adega de Monção Vinho Verde 2011 (£5.95 The Wine Society)
Young and briny, with an Alka Seltzer/sherbetty spritz, and tangy pear and ripe red apple flesh. B+

Quinta da Romaneira Douro White 2011 (£16.99 Corks Out, Wine Utopia, Winearray, The Fine Wine Company, Exel Wines, The Wine Reserve, Liberty Wines)
Like a Sauvignon with a little extra oomph, this has aromas and flavours of pears, ripe lemons, herbs, fennel and lemongrass, with herby minerality coming through with time. S(-)

Tagus Creek Chardonnay/Fernão Pires 2012, Tejo (£5.99 Tesco, Asda)
Simple, slight Alka Seltzer fizz, combining pithy lemon with a richer toffee and peach note, just slightly simple. C+

Tagus Creek Shiraz/Touriga Nacional Rosé 2011, Tejo (£5.99 Asda)
I don’t mind the rosehip syrup and berry flavours, but the boiled sweet/tinned fruit syrup character speaks of a wine that lacks freshness and bite. C(+)

Quinta do Tedo Rosé Port (£24.99 Harvey Nichols, Blanco & Gomez, Vineyard Wines)
Juicy strawberry, plum and violet backed up with more tannin and freshness than in other rosé ports I’ve come across. I like this. S-

Graham’s Crusted Port NV, bottled 2006 (£17.99-£20.00 Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Tesco)
Combines hearty, friendly berry, plum, damson and violet flavours with earthy tannins and fresh acidity. Good now, but all in place to develop further. S

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