A fortified dessert wine from the peninsula of Setúbal, near Lisbon. Served chilled. Beautiful orange / golden colour, fading to colourless on the edge. Distinctive nose of orange peel and tropical fruits, with some apple and cellery (never smelled that in a wine, strangely appealing). Very smooth, the aromas continue in the taste, with some added lemon flavours. Sweet, but not too sweet, and with a refreshing acidity. Finish is long and warm. I love this stuff, wish I had more. (This bottle was a gift from friends who brought it with them from Portugal).
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Hmmm, can’t say I agree with you, tsunami. This was the first time in years I tasted this wine, but when I was studying in Portugal I’ve tasted many different Moscatel wines. I found the Setubal much smoother than the Moscatel wines made in the Douro (for instance the Moscatel de Favaios), these were often “sharper”, more alcoholic. Oh well, it could also be that ’98 is just a good year for Setubal.

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