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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Two Portuguese Wines - In Madeira

An autonomous region of Portugal, Madeira has reversed its historic role as a refuelling stop on the way to the New World and now has to import almost all its food.

Prices are heavily subsidised, so Portuguese wines are actually more plentiful and cheaper than the indigenous Madeira wine.

Quinta da Romeira Morgado de Sta. Catherina Reserva, 2012 - Bucelas, Portugal (around €8) citrus and floral notes, fresh acidity, nicely oaked. It's big but deft and suave, a Daniel Craig of a wine.
370 Léguas Tinto 2013, Douro D.O.C., Portugal (around €5) pure, fresh red and black cherries with some look-at-me spicy toasty oak. As intense and moody yet knowing as Christopher Lee playing Dracula

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