It feels like autumn today, much cooler and threatening rain. We leave the winery at 10 pm in cool drizzle and dine on snails, accompanied by a strong gin and tonic at the Pizzeria in the Jardim Publico. Vintage makes you do the strangest things.
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