Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Values from Portugal
April 3, 2019

 

White

Quinta Val D Maria White Port (Aperitif) Would you like a lemon with that? Very Good Plus 15.99/bottle 14.39/mixed case 13.59/case

2017 Beyra White: Bright straw. Citrus, grapefruit hints of nettle and wild flowers. Light and fresh with a bright finish. Very Good Plus to Excellent   10.99/bottle 9.89/mixed case 9.34/case

2017 Fonte do Ouro Dao Branco: Straw with green highlights. Clean apple, pear and tropical fruit, with fresh mineral and good structure. Very good volume and complexity. Very Good Plus to Excellent  12.99/bottle 11.69/mixed case 11.04/case

Red

2016 Beyra Reserva Red : Ruby. Cherries and blackberry with discreet minerality. Barrel notes of vanilla and toast with spice. Very good persistent fruit with a fresh finish.  Very Good Plus to Excellent  15.99/bottle 14.39/mixed case 13.59/case

2016 Fonte do Ouro Tinto Reserva:  Deep ruby. Red wild berries, coffee with violet and bergamot. Blackcurrant and spice with smooth tannins and complexity  Very Good Plus to Excellent  21/bottle 18.90/mixed case 17.85/case

2015 Castello D’Alba Vinhas Velhas: Deep ruby. Great aromatic excellence. Berries, roses, hints of violet. Notes of fresh basil and bergamot. Light touch of oak, very smooth and ripe tannins. Long finish. Excellent 24/bottle 21.60/mixed case 20.40/case

Bonus

Burmester “Jockey Club” 7 Year Tawny Port 24/bottle

Mavem Mature Brandy 8 year63/bottle

 

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