The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • dscf7315 Dão Ribeiro Santo 2014, Portugal - Dão Ribeiro Santo 2014, Portugal A lovely harmonious medium-bodied wine with pure damson and dark cherry fruits. Perfect with duck breast or pork dishes. I have just finished a tasting of wines from the Dão region for a piece in the Irish Times. I suspect this will feature strongly. Dão is one of the best-known […]
  • pato-frio-2015 Pato Frio Selecçâo 2015, Alentejo, Portugal - Pato Frio Selecçâo 2015, Alentejo, Portugal This white, with its light tropical fruits and refreshing citrus edge tasted of summers and holidays past. Apparently it is a vegan wine. Drink on its own, creamy cheeses or with light seafood dishes. I am a big fan of Portuguese wines. We are probably more familiar with the […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • vv-clos-lapeyre Clos Lapeyre 2012 Vitatge Vielh, Jurançon Sec - Clos Lapeyre 2012 Vitatge Vielh, Jurançon Sec Stunning, slightly funky wine with rich honey, orange peel and pineapple fruits, a strong mineral seam, and a long bone dry finish. It being St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, I would try this alongside sautéed salmon with a lemony sauce of some kind. I am a big fan of […]
  • reservabosconia Rafael López de Heredia, Viña Bosconia 2005 Rioja Reserva -   Rafael López de Heredia, Viña Bosconia 2005 Rioja Reserva Subtle ripe strawberry and red cherry fruits, with an appealing earthiness, and a powerful mineral backbone. Impeccably balanced, arresting and quite magnificent. I would sip this gently with a roast shoulder or leg of lamb. You either like them or you don’t. The wines of […]