Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

In Praise of Quinta da Leda

August 25, 2023

Have been enjoying this Douro Red for a few years now.  It’s our go-to house wine in The Lancastrian pub in our Grasmere home – a beautiful blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão.  A fine wine that is amazing value.  It retails for 50€ in Portugal, $75 in the US and £52 in the UK.  It compares favourably to Antinori’s gorgeous Tignanello (at half the Tignanello price – $145) and Château de Beaucastel (at $121).

Try the 2019 vintage.  I’m drinking it now.  A 94 rating from Wine Spectator.  Flavours of crushed black cherry, black currants with fine tannins.  Soft, creamy and delicious.  Rated highly, under-priced, easy to enjoy, pairs delightfully with game, meat, cheese and even grilled mackerel!

Quinta da Leda – Secretly Famous!


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