jamie goode's wine blog: Some more from the Douro

Sunday, September 27, 2009

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.

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At 1:19 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

This post brought back great memories of Quinta da Romaneira and the Douro Valley. What a beautiful region, and what delicious wine! My experiences here, in case you're interested: http://www.bellyglad.com/2007/11/valley-of-grapes-wine-tour-of-northern.html

At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie, I love your blogg. I hope your TNs on the Vintage Ports will follow soon.

Best regards,


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