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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas 2015 Adegga Lisboa: some highlights from the Premium Room

Highlights from the Premium Room  
Here are my standouts from the Premium Room:

Two reds: 

2006 Charme Niepoort  
This certainly lives up to its name –
lots of charm!

2002 Colheitas Antigas, Mouchão 
– sweet concentration, texture but 
still youthful and tannic in finish 

Series of lovely wood aged Ports: 

30-Year-Old from Sandeman
rich floral, nutty, raisiny texture 

1986 Colheita, Quinta do Noval
– orange peel, lovely ripe citric texture 

1967 Colheita, Pocas
walnut colour, quite austere with length and complexity 

1965 Colheita Kopke
a real stand out this 1965 
fabulous texture with a touch of 
austerity in the finish 

Very Old Tawny (50 YO) Barros   
Sweet fruit then a little austerity in 
the finish with some wood spice 

 1937 Colheita Niepoort 
Very deep walnut colour – lovely texture and finesse

Coleção da Familia Moscatel Roxo, Quinta do Piloto
– from 100-Y-O solera from just a 50cl bottle 
lovely caramelised texture, great delicacy, super length


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