Located on the steep right bank of the Távora River, Panascal is one of the most highly reputed vineyards in the Douro Valley. In the words of a local saying, 'From Roncão and Panascal come the finest wines of Portugal'. The wines of Quinta do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. A fat, plump, luscious wine. Full of rounded, ripe jammy fruit aromas. Almost warm 'marmalada' like note to the nose. The ripeness and richness of fruit is reinforced in the mouth with flavours of plump, bursting plums and cherries. Great notes of tobacco, smoky tea (lapsang) and spice. A warm, velvety, satiny wine.
The Mol-B Vinho Branco Frisante is made from shows gentle, floral and fruity aromas, whilst the palate is soft with a sparkle and bright grapey fruit with a touch of fresh mango and citrus to the fresh, delightful finish.
Excellent as an aperitif and also pairs well with fish, shellfish, salads and grilled vegetables.
A fine and rare type of port much loved by CWM. The wine forms a crust adding both depth of flavour and character to the wine, and therefore will require decanting before serving. Definitely worth the wait.
Blended for consistency of character and quintessentially Fonseca in style, this reserve blend provides reliable and affordable value. Intense rich fruity nose, a smooth velvety texture, and juicy black fruit lingering into the rich luscious finish.
A perfect tawny combining great complexity and harmony. This is the master blenders quest for perfection, capturing the perfect balance between young and aged port wines being matured for over 20 years in seasoned oak casks that contain 543 litres of port, only being released once they have reached perfection.
Simply wonderful aged tawny port from the masters of the style, Graham's. Aromas of coffee, caramel and mulberry dominate the nose and there is a lovely ruby colour in the centre of the tawny, showing that it is young and fruity. Great dessert wine.
Pale, bright topaz colour with a golden tinge, fresh with dry fruit, wood and citrus flavours with a fresh and nutty persistent finish. Excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with flambees, dried fruits and spicy cheeses
Raisins, toffee and roast nuts on the nose. A complex, medium-weight wine with a superb tangy finish. A real tastebud teaser, this would make an excellent aperitif.? Wine, October 2003. Bronze Medal, IWC 2004