Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In Portugal

I have exchanged cloudy Copenhagen with the small crooked streets of Lisbon, and right now I am doing my best to find new stars among the Iberian wines. This, of course, requires careful research, trial and errors.
Dialogo 2006
Dirk Niepoort is beyond doubt Douros absolute most promising producer currently. I fell over this table wine which is made from 5 local grapes grown in shiffer soil. The color is medium deep and in the light end. The nose is full of red fuites, dry tobacco with a green base. The wine has a good level of acid which maintain a fine structure and lightness. Its an elegant wine to sip all evening while thinking of which new wine to try tomorrow. 12eur/bottle local bought. 16points

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