It is the time of year when it is colder indoors than out. Portuguese buildings have an ability to store the cold and damp, transferring it to your bones. This winter I have invested in a pair of Doc. Martens, not the bovver boot kind but a pair of demure waxed shoes with the famous AirWair soles. This morning in the adega everyone is complaining of cold feet but I feel well insulated from the penetrating damp. A very good buy!
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