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2005 vintage ports and some Douro too
5 Jun 2008 by Julia Harding MW
Here are Julia’s tasting notes on the Douro table wines and brand new 2005 vintage ports shown at this launch in London on Tuesday night. They come variously from Niepoort, AXA’s Quinta do Noval and Quinta da Romaneira, the hotel/wine estate established recently, with co-investors, by AXA’s Christian Seely. UK stockists and retails prices shown in italics where known. WHITES           Niepoort Tiara 2005 Douro 16.5 Drink 2008-11 In magnum. 13% Slightly woody and herbaceous on the nose. Then lovely mineral creamy palate with...

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