Living the Dream Part Three: Triumphsand Teething Troubles

Wine writer Richard Mayson presents the latest installment of his Portuguese winemaking adventure, focusing this issue on completing the adega, battling the local council over land ownership, and finally bringing the wine to market

Scoring

19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)

17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)

15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)

13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)

10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)

8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)

Below 8 Faulty