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I’d had this for a few years and finally opened it just because. Perhaps not the finest of 30yo Tawnies, but very good indeed. …

A very pleasant way to conclude my 40th with Daivd, Janet and Ruth, and then continue to give enough pleasure in the subsequent 2 …

Mid-deep amber-tawny, with olive at the rim. Smoky, oxidative nut – walnut. Rancio / butter. Orange peel. Spice. Raisin & chocolate touches. On the …

I wasn’t sure how this would be, given that 1975 is certainly not the Vintage of the 70s! But in the end, though it …

Thankfully Blandy’s had this not only for tasting, but also available by the half-bottle – an excellent final dinner wrap-up after the Poeira. Deep …

[Faint signature: António Agrellos] My first Nacional, courtesy of an MW student trip to the Douro. The range-tasting at Noval was very special, with …

First En Rama bottling I’ve come across of a Manzanilla – definitely adds greater body, colour and complexity – though still has a distinct …

This was a surprise in a couple of ways. First, it finished-off (almost literally, given the next morning…) an unexpected Monday night dinner with …

Another good aged Sherry from Equipo Navazos, but not out of the top drawer somehow. Whilst it was certainly pretty intense, with a golden …