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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. …

My first, but more importantly Mario’s first Barca-Velha. Even at 11 years of age, this is still comparatively young. Burgundy like, with riper, sweeter …

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 …

A very pleasant, ready-to-drink, supple Douro, that nicely kicked-off final dinner on the last night of our short trip to Madeira. We’d already tried …

A Spain-themed MW blind practice courtesy of Peter McCombie had this little beauty in the reds. I might have been a long way off …

The current release of the Gran Reserva, and it showed the top quality both of the 1994 vintage, and Tondonia. As José-Luis advised, this …

[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 …

Dropped into a tempranillo line-up as an example of wine aged in Hungarian oak. La Rioja Alta use Hungarian for this comparatively modern-style Rioja, …

Found this in The Vineyard a couple of years back – Roda’s first vintage, so a bit of history. An inauspicious vintage, which perhaps …

Found in 28-50, and… well… what the hell! Always a gamble, but this 41 year old bottle, though fully mature, had not hollowed out, …