Which Quinta do Portal 2003 port is which?
16 Nov 2005 by JR
David Lester, Manchester: In your tasting notes on 2003 vintage port you note two wines 'Quinta do Portal' and 'Quinta do Portal II'. One of my merchants is stocking Quinta do Portal and Quinta do Portal+, but which is which? If it helps the prices are £80 and £95 for six in bond respectively. me: This is all very confusing and just shows what a bad idea it is for wine producers to submit wines for tasting without having first decided what they will finally be called. To me it was clear that Portal II is the earlier-maturing one of this pair of 2003 vintage ports from the same producer. I asked UK importer...

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