What sets aside Portugal from all other wine producing regions is a vast array of exciting indigenous grape varieties that are planted nowhere else in the world. The country is still fighting to gain an international reputation for quality wine production and not just Port wine, and it is through the determination and talent of an increasing number of skilled winemakers that this is finally starting to happen. Originally best loved in the UK for selling us vast quantities of Mateus Rose, the country has since come an incredibly long way in building their reputation as serious wine producers. The diverse climates from the cooler North to the baking Algarve South result in a whole host of varied wine styles that merit further investigation.
"Red Rock Terrace displays a beautiful core of blackcurrant, crème de cassis and juicy red plums. Hiding behind the gorgeous sweet fruit, fragrant notes of cordial, cocoa and liquorice emerge with time in the glass. Laser-beam precision is supported by the finest, grippiest tannins imaginable. Those tannins carry the beautifully concentrated fruit to a long, long finish. Effortless and perfectly...more
"Brooding yet sensuous, Gravelly Meadow reveals earthy, savoury, meaty notes the nose, along with blackcurrants, blueberries and mulberries. There are subtle hints of herbs, tobacco and cedarwood. Once again, the tannic structure is impeccable and perfectly integrated. This says more about the superb quality of the fruit than it does about the 100% new oak. Gravelly Meadow is Diamond Creek’s...more
"Volcanic Hill shows intense notes of cassis, blackcurrant, blueberries and black cherries, followed by violets, cocoa and cordial. This is full bodied and opulent, yet the tannic structure is beautifully integrated and nothing is overblown – the balance is impeccable. It also manages to be seriously refreshing. Cedar, sweet spice, tobacco, graphite and the faintest hint of truffle all emerge...more
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