Some more from the Douro
Mostly pictures of last week's trip, which will be written up in full.
The Douro's most famous grape variety: Touriga Nacional, here at Quinta de Romaneira.
Yesterday morning. Under the famous cedar tree on the terrace at Quinta do Noval, an awesome tasting of Noval VP and Nacional back to 1963 is laid out.
Margaret Rand and Chris Losh, my fellow tasters, with Christian Seely in the background.
These babies don't come out to play very often. It was a truly incredible tasting. Christian also included the vintages from Noval's dark era, when quality wasn't what it was supposed to be.
Christian contemplates the single, small lagar of 2009 Nacional, which was picked and filled earlier in the day.