Luis Pato's reds - a match for fine bordeaux
Long-term purple pagers will already have read my enthusiastic tasting notes on Luis Pato’s 2001s , no longer made within the constraints of the Bairrada appellation but from exactly the same low-yielding, carefully-tended vineyards in this part of northern Portugal south of the Douro Valley. I recently had the chance to taste a vertical of favourite vintages from this pioneer, including his Vinhas Velhas (old vine) bottling. I must admit I had no particular expectations but I was extremely impressed by the consistency and sheer quality of these wines, all except the Quinta do Ribeirinho grown on...
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