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I have a confession to make. An apology too.

The European Wine Bloggers excursion into the Alentejo was an excellent experience. The first stop was at Quinta do Mouro with the highly entertaining wine maker/owner Miguel Mouro. A highly entertaining chap, like many in the wine world, a 'character' who took us through his wine range with anecdote and aplomb... and it is here the apology/confession rears.

The previous night was a long one; wine during the conference, beer and rum during the evening after. And just 3 hours sleep. So the palate just wasn't functioning. I took no notes either and didn't tweet anything. Feeling very guilty.

One thing I did pick up during the multi-language discourse was that Quinta do Mouro has (the only?) plantings of the centurion grape in Portugal (centurion being a cross of cabernet and carignan). I recall a slurp or two and a play at blending with Touriga Nacional and Cabernet...

All I could manage was to take a few pictures...

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The estates wines are listed on Adegga and Snooth but sadly none appear to be available in the UK.


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