Wow, what an amazing afternoon doing this vertical tasting! These wines are an amazing expression of Rioja and I hope we can visit the vineyard next year. The insight of tasting the same wine from different vintages is extremely interesting.
Found some very interesting wines, but of particular interest was a wine from The Douro.
Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered on the Douro River in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region. It is sometimes referred to as the Alto Douro (upper Douro), as it is located some distance upstream from Porto, sheltered by mountain ranges from coastal influence. Apparently in recent years many of these wines have suffered from a poor reputation, but watch this space, as with many things a resergence is under way! I found the grapes Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional to produce dark fruitful wines with a terrific finish.
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