Category: Portugal

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Quinta Do Noval 1974 Porto

Scoring 18+ Dionysian points, the 1974 Quinta Do Noval Colheita Porto cost cost about $45 when it was bottled in 2001, now worth $225. It has 20.5% alcohol,…

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1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto

With 20.5% alcohol, from an exceptional vintage year, the 1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto scored 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It cost under…

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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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1985 Andresen’s Vintage Porto

The 30-year-ole 1985 Andresen’s Finest Reserve Vintage Porto, with 20% alcohol cost $21 back then. After decanting a full filter screen of sediment, and airing for an hour,…

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NV Vilacentinho Vinho Verde

The non-vintage Vinho Verde of Vilacentinho scored a positive 16 points on the Dionysian Scale of 20 points and worked as a food wine even though I usually…

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2011 Periquita

Made at Jose Maria da Donseca, the 2011 Periquita is listed as the  original Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal. First made in 1850, the modern example is still…