jamie goode's wine blog: Surprised by an older Portuguese bottle

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Surprised by an older Portuguese bottle

Man City lost again today. They're in the relagation zone. It will be tough to win the premiership from this position, but we need to keep believing.

Anyway, tonight I'm drinking an older Portuguese wine that surprised me. First of all, because it's actually really good indeed, and I wasn't expecting it to be this good. And secondly, because it's a proper wine offering good value for money from Laithwaites, who are best known for their own label brands that they price highly and then sell at 'discount'.

Quinta do Poço do Lobo Garrafeira 1993 Beiras, Portugal
From Caves São João, this is a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bairrada region. It’s evolving really nicely with a beautiful nose of tar, herbs, earth and sweet blackcurrant fruit. The palate is fresh and elegant with good balance between the sweet fruits and savoury, gravelly, earthy notes. Delicious structure and drinking perfectly now. It's great to be able to buy a wine with some bottle age on it like this. 91/100 (£10.49 Laithwaites) 12/08

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At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Man City as forecast!! look forward to that lunch Jamie !! .Maybe they can buy themselves out of the crisis but they will have to move fast and hope the new players gel.
Have a great Xmas.

cheers Keith

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

They'll come good. Merry Xmas Keith - I suspect yours will be warmer than ours!


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