Where Portugal is now – reds

Village and vineyard in the Douro valley, Portugal

Nearly 150 red wines reviewed here, all from one of the most exciting wine-producing countries in the world. Paul Symington took this picture in the Douro Valley. See also Where Portugal is now – mostly whites.

I find it hard to bridle my enthusiasm for Portuguese wines, white as well as red, and have no intention of doing so, as you will see from my notes below.

The impetus for tasting these mostly unfortified wines over the last few months and especially over the last few weeks was not to escape lockdown gloom, though they have certainly brought plenty...