Avelada Reserva da Familia Minho Alvarinho 2016 $36

While most imported albariño we see in NZ comes from Spain’s Rias Baixas region, fans of the grape will be chuffed to know that there are some right rumpty Portuguese versions around also. Using fruit from Minho, in the Vinho Verde region, Aveleda ferment it in a combo of large oak barrels and stainless steel […]

Quinta Da Romaneira Late Bottled Vintage LBV 2012 Unfiltered $54.90

This Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) is made from Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca and Tina Cão grapes harvested in 2012.  Then it spent around five years in oak cask before being bottled without filtration (to preserve the fruit intensity).  I love the crazy walnut and blackcurrant aromas that wash into a rich, seriously spicy, […]

Quinta Da Romaneira 10 Year Old Tawny Port $64.90

Da Romaneira are one of the oldest Quintas in Portugals’ Douro Valley and this 10 YO Tawny is produced from a blend of  old ports made from Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca that have an average age of 10 years before bottling.  Russet-coloured, perfumed with caramelized raisin, roasted, nutty notes, dried […]

Falua Terciua Touriga Nacional 2011

Falua Terciua Touriga Nacional 2011 $22  ★★★★ “I reckon it’s an absolute star, and is my go-to red wine right now.” Says Richard Sherriff of Wellington’s Regional Wines & Spirits – who isn’t easy to impress. “Dollar for dollar there isn’t much that comes close to it” – and I’d have to agree.  This excellent […]

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