Category: Portugal

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1985 Presidential Porto

Scoring 17+ Dionysian points, and having 20% alcohol, the the 35 year-old Port  was quite enjoyable. It’s from a very good vintage, but not a great one. It…

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1977 Niepoort Vintage Porto

Costing under $30 back then, with 20 % alcohol, the 1977 Niepoort’s Vintage Porto scored 19 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It still has…

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2013 Herdade Do Esporao

With 14% alcohol, the 2013 Herdade Do Esporao Late Harvest Colheita Tardia dessert wine scored 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale.  It was deep gold, smelled like…

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1994 Cockburn’s Vintage Porto

At 20% alcohol, costing just $45 back then, the 1994 Cockburn’s Vintage Porto scored 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Blackberry and black cherry filled the nose….

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Cote-Rotie, Barolo & Porto

Three wines all scoring 19 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. The 1995 Chapoutier Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde, red Rhone, with 12.8% alcohol was beautiful at…

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TAYLOR FLADGATE 20 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORTO

The 20 Year Old Tawny Porto from Taylor Fladgate,  at 20% alcohol and costing  about $35, scored 17+ points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. The amber brownish wine…

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1994 Ferreira Porto

Scoring 19 Dionysian points on their scale of 20, the 1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto has 20.5% alcohol, is filled with rich black fruits including blackberry and black raspberry….