Vendome Tasting Extravaganza

By Sasha on March 5, 2008

Vineyard: Famega

Varietal: Vinho Verde

Vintage: 2006

Region: Portugal

Nose: banana, mildew, baked bananas, lemon, lime

Palette: white grapefruit, grassy

Vineyard: Marques de Montecierzo

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: Navarra

Vintage: 2006

Nose: pineapple, floral, kiwi, papaya, herbal essence shampoo

Palette: strong finish, light palette, wood, acid finish, oak is backloaded, slight cream on finish

Vineyard: Naia

Varietal: Verdejo

Region: Rueda

Vintage: 2005

Nose: butter, coconut, tomato sauce, basil, green apple, honeysuckle

Palette: green apple, nice finish, acidic, butter, light finish

Vineyard: Bodegas Cerrosol

Varietal: verdejo

Region: Rueda

Vintage: 2006

Nose: floral, lavender, honeysuckle, white pepper

Palette: less acidic, rounder than naia Verdejo, white nectarine

Vineyard: Domaines Barons de Rotheschilds

Varietal: Dom Martinho

Region: Alentejano

Vintage: 2003

Nose: roastbeef, cinnamon, cloves, currant, berries

Palette: berry, medium bodied, gamey, very light finish, low on tannins, old world, reassured, simple, not strong flavors, dark red color

Vineyard: Quinta dos quarto Ventos

Varietal: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca

Region: Douro

Vintage: 2005

Nose: plum, eucalyptus, black licorice

Palette: pleasant tannins, grapey, jammy, light finish

Vineyard: San Vicente

Varietal: Tempranillo

Region: Rioja

Vintage: 2001

Nose: butterscotch, vanilla, currant, mulling spice, cider, pineapple, ghost orchid

Palette: nice structure, rounded, smooth, dark chocolate, mint, blackberry

Vineyard: Taylor Fladgate

Varietal: Tawny Port

Region: Portugal

Nose: cherries, plum, cherries flambé

Palette: apricots, prune, raisin, wood

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