Tasting Notes for the Evening's Wines
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, great chieftain o' the puddin-race! At this delicious dining event we showcased four magnificent wines to pair with a traditional Burns Night supper! Here’s a handy reminder of the wines we all enjoyed; you can purchase them by following the links in the headings.
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Your new favourite fizz! This super sparkling wine from one of our favourite Dão producers, Quinta de Cabriz, is made with the Champagne method, but with all indigenous Portuguese grape varieties. It's full of fleshy white fruit, citrus, biscuit and warm toasted cereals. Fruity, fresh, balanced and crystalline, with a crunchy finish and a captivating mousse, this is a real showcase of the quality and value of Portuguese sparkling wine.
The San Marzano Cooperative in Salento has been turning out high quality wines since 1962. This blend of Chardonnay, Fiano and Moscatel is rich and decadent, with aromas of sun-ripened peach and mellow floral notes, interwoven with delicate hints of vanilla. Fresh and beautifully balanced, the rounded palate is elegant and has a touch of minerality on the finish.
Based in an historic château dating back to 1753 in the heart of the Costières de Nîmes, Château de Campuget was certified as Haute Valeur Environmentale in 2019. This fabulous Syrah is concentrated, with ripe fruity notes, velvety chocolate and spice, complemented by toasty oak.
What better way to end than with a delicious Port? The LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) style can be underrated, but this gem from Barão de Vilar is intense, with great depth and a powerful, attractive bouquet. It's bottled unfiltered to retain as much character and depth as possible. Rich black cherries, berries and plums abound. A fabulous way to finish!