Category: Red Wine

Lismore Estate Syrah 2014

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Greyton, South Africa; Grapes: Syrah/Shiraz This is winemaker Samantha O’Keefe’s first vintage of varietal Syrah from the rocky and remote region of …

Chateau Viramiere Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2011

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Bordeaux, France; Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon Family owned for six generations, Chateau Viramiere have built a reputation on intense and …

Waitrose Romanian Pinot Noir 2016

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Dealu Mare, Romania; Grapes: Pinot Noir The Waitrose range always manages to punch above its weight. This varietal Pinot Noir is from …

Quinto do Crasto Douro Superior 2014

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Douro, Portugal; Grapes: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousao From one of the country’s finest fortified Port producers, this Douro Superior is …

Quinta do Passadouro Tinto 2013

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Douro, Portugal; Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca Deep and full bodied with a heft 14% ABV alcohol and a …

Vadio Bairrada Tinto 2013

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Bairrada, Portugal; Grapes: Baga Deeply coloured for what is a medium-bodied red wine. Aromas in this wine remind me of young Cabernet …

Caves Vidigal Porta 6 Lisboa 2015

★★☆☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Lisbon, Portugal; Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Castelao and Touriga Nacional Medium-full looking to a cherry red colour. Stewed fruit on the nose with …