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by Altrurian
16:12 Sun 11 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Quinta da Revolta
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: 2012 Quinta da Revolta

They do indeed! And you’re right, “Reparaçao de Telemóveis” it says on their card. I might have exhausted their stock of vintage ports, but a fair selection of tawnies and rubies remains.
by Altrurian
15:15 Sun 11 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Quinta da Revolta
Replies: 2
Views: 256

2012 Quinta da Revolta

Purchased at Tech Hut (sic), Rua Catarina 606, Porto, for €34.95 There is no passage of light at the wine’s center, but more than a smidgen of clarity at its rim. Discernible color is limited to a uniform deep red. Cathedral windows fall rather quickly into picturesque ruin. It could be that the wan...
by Altrurian
19:08 Sat 10 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Hello from Porto

Very kind of you, MigSU! And yes, you’ve got a felicitous part of the globe here that I feel very lucky to share. As for the forum, the plunge you describe is an apt way of putting it, but welcomes such as yours have me inclined to say “come on in, the water’s fine!” Many thanks.
by Altrurian
12:13 Fri 09 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Hello from Porto

Thanks for that caveat, Glenn. Of the several reasons this quest for mediocrity might be ill-advised, the one you posit is likely the most compelling. In addition to being drawn by the novelty of the corner store offerings, I do view this as a project of eventually working my way up into vintage por...
by Altrurian
17:09 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Hello from Porto

Thanks, winesecretary! It is, indeed, a perfect 18°C here in the granite city, with seagulls cavorting on the thermal updrafts. I don’t mean to engender envy, as is often done, whether inadvertently or by design, on social media (among which I suppose a forum such as this might justifiability be cat...
by Altrurian
09:37 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2008 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: 2008 Quinta do Crasto

Thanks for that gracious welcome, Will. I offer this first note with no little trepidation! ‘Looking forward to learning more, from the wine and the forum.
by Altrurian
09:29 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Hello from Porto

Greetings all, I am a retired academic librarian from the United States who has relocated to Portugal. My wife and I are here on preliminary residency visas, and hope to obtain permission for permanent residency in the coming weeks. I am a rank novice when it comes to port. In contemplating our move...
by Altrurian
10:44 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2008 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 2
Views: 495

2008 Quinta do Crasto

Bottle purchased at Mercado Sto. Ildefonso in Porto for €45.20. The wine is a very deep purple, abruptly transitioning to brown on the barest edge of the circumference of its surface. It is utterly opaque. Its aroma is restrained, but suggests a piquant, citric acidity. Any notion of oranges or lemo...