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The Amorim family’s fortune had its beginnings among the rambling port lodges that line the hillsides above the Douro River in Porto, but the family did not amass its wealth by making Portugal’s famous fortified wine; rather, its members were engaged in the less glamorous business of manufacturing cork stoppers. Their success, however, later enabled […]
Due to its richness, layers of luscious and complementary flavors, and impeccable balance, this sweet Tuscan dessert wine has been declared by some the Chateau d’Yquem of Italy. Vin Santo, however, differs in its profile, which highlights flavors of unctuous caramel, fig, raisin, and sun-dried wildflower.
Tasting notes: Shows bright prune and dried apricot with luscious sweetness, racy acidity, and incredible length. Luxurious texture with amazing depth and unbelievable intensity. Worth knowing: The name of this rich dessert wine, which is a darker version of vin santo made with the prugnolo gentile grape, means “eye of the partridge,” an allusion to […]
Tasting notes: Amber in color, filled with the flavors of rich honey and creamy vanilla. Worth knowing: In 1989, British wine writer Hugh Johnson and friends decided to revive and restore to glory the Hungarian wine once revered by monarchs such as Louis XIV and Catherine the Great. Of the many excellent wines from their […]
Tasting notes: Ripe, dense, creamy, toasty, and amazingly supple, this vintage will only improve with age. Worth knowing: This property has gone through many hands since it passed from the ownership of the Suduiraut family in the early 19th century. Suduiraut is remarkably consistent from year to year and always a superb value.