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A nice tawny port, with some elegance, balance and complexity, but not worth £68, with some over-dominance of the oak. Medium tawny, with a …

Though not a full vintage – a Colheita rather than Frasqueira – this was a very good example of fully-sweet Malvasia Madeira. Medium amber. …

I bought this for Dad’s 70th birthday. Unfortunately, I can’t find a rough tasting note to refer back to, to do any kind of …

Port and cheese on Easter Saturday after a red-wine-fuelled venison dinner in the Lake District. Overall, a very nice Port, reflecting the quality of …

Slightly less rare at 5Ha still planted, this was my first Terrantez, and a lovely example. Medium amber with a medium-width, golden rim. Walnut …

A fabulous rarity, with just 2Ha of Bastardo (aka Trousseau) now grown on Madeira, and rarely bottled varietally. So good, in this case, that …

Not a renowned vintage for Noval, as they were going through a lean period, pre-AXA, and this is starting to show its age. Nevertheless, …

The Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn / Winter press tasting, in stark contrast to the Co-op supermarket’s Autumn press tasting exactly a week before, showed …

Thoroughly unexpected in several ways. Firstly, SJ and I had this on our first night in Cape Verde, where our expectations (well, mine) had …

We actually (by accident) had both the 2007 (13.5% ABV) and the 2006 (14.5%) on the same evening, as we finished off the Hotel’s …