EP 560 Touriga Nacional Wines

Gary Vaynerchuk tries a few Touriga Nacional’s and gives his thoughts on the Jets Raiders game!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Quinta Da Cortezia Touriga NacionalOther Portuguese Red Wine
2003 So Touriga DouroOther Portuguese Red Wine

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘Joe Willie Namath hitting on the cheerleaders’

Ultra-relaxed Gary giving out great information about Portugal and taking a phone call from Lizzie mid-show. Tremendous

Tags: Portugal, red, review, Touriga Nacional, Video, wine, wines

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  • Pastafari Pirate

    QOTD: but of course! T-Nac is one of my main grapes these days. I got turned onto it from some cheapo $5 and $6 wines I ordered from you on a whim, that BLEW ME AWAY. I was just in your store yesterday – made the drive up from Balmer – and dropped $500 on wine, including SIX more T-Nacs from my Portugal homies. BTW, your staff was awesome, great help at the store – my first time there.

  • Pastafari Pirate

    QOTD: but of course! T-Nac is one of my main grapes these days. I got turned onto it from some cheapo $5 and $6 wines I ordered from you on a whim, that BLEW ME AWAY. I was just in your store yesterday – made the drive up from Balmer – and dropped $500 on wine, including SIX more T-Nacs from my Portugal homies. BTW, your staff was awesome, great help at the store – my first time there.

  • Norwegian Jon

    I’m glad You came back and told the world about the Potugies golden catch. Thats something else than “The Jammy American Cab. Sav.” oked up to get some caraters.
    Keep up looking fore treasures in Europe. Why not look down to Burgenland in Austria, and their Zweigeldt. Espesially along the North-West side of Neusiedler See.
    _Thanks fore a great show!

  • Norwegian Jon

    I’m glad You came back and told the world about the Potugies golden catch. Thats something else than “The Jammy American Cab. Sav.” oked up to get some caraters.
    Keep up looking fore treasures in Europe. Why not look down to Burgenland in Austria, and their Zweigeldt. Espesially along the North-West side of Neusiedler See.
    _Thanks fore a great show!

  • aaronb

    QOTD: Nope, never had a TN. Had a couple of Portuguese varietals, but they were all locally grown (Sierra Nevada).

  • aaronb

    QOTD: Nope, never had a TN. Had a couple of Portuguese varietals, but they were all locally grown (Sierra Nevada).

  • Chris

    I’ve only had 1 of these wines… it was decent, very concentrated and kind of oaky… not bad for the 9 bucks I paid.

    I am curious as to how these wines are categorized though, like Grand Cru, Riserva, etc… Never got a straight answer about this section of the country and/or the wines produced there. Very interested.

  • Chris

    I’ve only had 1 of these wines… it was decent, very concentrated and kind of oaky… not bad for the 9 bucks I paid.

    I am curious as to how these wines are categorized though, like Grand Cru, Riserva, etc… Never got a straight answer about this section of the country and/or the wines produced there. Very interested.

  • MattUD

    I have not had one yet, but definatly something I want to get into. Good stuff as usual.

  • MattUD

    I have not had one yet, but definatly something I want to get into. Good stuff as usual.

  • Nik

    Another great show.. I know very little about Portuguese wines, but definitely want to try more.

  • Nik

    Another great show.. I know very little about Portuguese wines, but definitely want to try more.

  • Kristen

    Wish I could participate in the Election Day Secret Pack! I’ll be an insomniac here in France that night…

    QOTD: Never had one but I love other Portugeuse wines!

  • Kristen

    Wish I could participate in the Election Day Secret Pack! I’ll be an insomniac here in France that night…

    QOTD: Never had one but I love other Portugeuse wines!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Nice Show GV!

    Q- Yes, good stuff!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Nice Show GV!

    Q- Yes, good stuff!

  • thefanjestic

    I asked for this episode about a year+ ago, and it was worth the wait! Ahhh those portuguese wines. GV – that was back when you still had time to e-mail!

    BTW Aquaman is due to drop on Feb 7th – wish me luck.

  • thefanjestic

    I asked for this episode about a year+ ago, and it was worth the wait! Ahhh those portuguese wines. GV – that was back when you still had time to e-mail!

    BTW Aquaman is due to drop on Feb 7th – wish me luck.

  • yowens

    Dude, awesome show I’m going to buy one the next time I’m out shopping. QOTD: I don’t believe so.

  • yowens

    Dude, awesome show I’m going to buy one the next time I’m out shopping. QOTD: I don’t believe so.

  • Ray Barnes

    Good episode as usual, nice to see Portugese table wine getting some props.

    QOTD – As a stand alone varietal, no, but as part of a blend, yes, and was very happy with it. It was also inexpensive for the quality.

  • Ray Barnes

    Good episode as usual, nice to see Portugese table wine getting some props.

    QOTD – As a stand alone varietal, no, but as part of a blend, yes, and was very happy with it. It was also inexpensive for the quality.

  • http://www.garalysoka.com/ OSCAR FALCON LARA

    Great show Gary. We went to a Portuguese wine tasting event last night (nov 28) and the best of the night was definitely the Touriga Nacional, from Herdade Dõ Sporão. On the nose the first thing I noticed was Gorgonzola, not kidding, it was a wild wine, awesome and well rounded, and you could say that you felt it stay in the mouth and not pass in high alcohol content through the throat, quite a nice wine. the taste was intense, with guava, chocolate, cherry and pepper hints… I bought a three pack. Good stuff.

    The sommelier, Joao Cavaco also recommended a Vinho Verde, he said that we should drink it cold or chilled since that would bring out the best in it. I hope you find the time to put it on a next show.

  • http://www.garalysoka.com OSCAR FALCON LARA

    Great show Gary. We went to a Portuguese wine tasting event last night (nov 28) and the best of the night was definitely the Touriga Nacional, from Herdade Dõ Sporão. On the nose the first thing I noticed was Gorgonzola, not kidding, it was a wild wine, awesome and well rounded, and you could say that you felt it stay in the mouth and not pass in high alcohol content through the throat, quite a nice wine. the taste was intense, with guava, chocolate, cherry and pepper hints… I bought a three pack. Good stuff.

    The sommelier, Joao Cavaco also recommended a Vinho Verde, he said that we should drink it cold or chilled since that would bring out the best in it. I hope you find the time to put it on a next show.

  • http://www.josearturmatos.eu/ José Artur Matos

    I´m Portuguese, from Douro (north), and a see your program many times.I like de informality of your show, de positive way how you comunicate.
    Of course that I apreciate that you like Touriga Nacional and in general portuguese wines. I can sugest other wines like: Poeira, Batuta, Aciprestes, Vale da Raposa, Quinta do Valado, Vinha Grande, Lavradores de Feitoria (…). Very good wines, nice price.
    PS sorry the bad english

  • http://www.josearturmatos.eu José Artur Matos

    I´m Portuguese, from Douro (north), and a see your program many times.I like de informality of your show, de positive way how you comunicate.
    Of course that I apreciate that you like Touriga Nacional and in general portuguese wines. I can sugest other wines like: Poeira, Batuta, Aciprestes, Vale da Raposa, Quinta do Valado, Vinha Grande, Lavradores de Feitoria (…). Very good wines, nice price.
    PS sorry the bad english

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    Hey, it’s me leaving a comment way after the fact again. I just go in catch-up mode.
    QOTD: Well, I’ve had Port, so I’ve probably had Touriga Nacional! Yup. Never had as table wine though.

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    Hey, it’s me leaving a comment way after the fact again. I just go in catch-up mode.
    QOTD: Well, I’ve had Port, so I’ve probably had Touriga Nacional! Yup. Never had as table wine though.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice to see wines other than port from Portugal bring the thunder!!… My family and I are doing alright, and I wish the same to you. QOTD: Had tons of it in ports, which I drink quite a bit, but never in a straight up wine. After this show I may have to!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice to see wines other than port from Portugal bring the thunder!!… My family and I are doing alright, and I wish the same to you. QOTD: Had tons of it in ports, which I drink quite a bit, but never in a straight up wine. After this show I may have to!

  • Tania Branco Oliveira

    Hi Garry!
    I’m really pleased with your opinion about portuguese wines and portuguese grapes!
    I just want you to know that the wine that you liked so much is not from the Douro region. “So Touriga Nacional” is a wine from Terras do Sado. It’s a designation of origin near lisbon with amazing wines.
    Keep up with your good work and taste more portugueses wines!

  • Tania Branco Oliveira

    Hi Garry!
    I’m really pleased with your opinion about portuguese wines and portuguese grapes!
    I just want you to know that the wine that you liked so much is not from the Douro region. “So Touriga Nacional” is a wine from Terras do Sado. It’s a designation of origin near lisbon with amazing wines.
    Keep up with your good work and taste more portugueses wines!

  • Duarte Aguiar

    Gary,

    Alentejo wines specifically from the Evora region of the Alentejo continuously bring pizzaz and the long finish that you long. I agree with what your saying about portuguese wines. Maybe i have a prejudice as well, being Portuguese myself, but Portugal is consistently putting out wines that really wow me. Wines that are priced like your average table wine, but intense enough to pair with high end cheeses, meats, or drinking alone. Quinta de Cabriz is another wine priced about $6 a bottle that is as complex as a possible $20 or $30 bottle.

    Keep the Portuguese thunder comin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Duarte Nunes Aguiar

  • Duarte Aguiar

    Gary,

    Alentejo wines specifically from the Evora region of the Alentejo continuously bring pizzaz and the long finish that you long. I agree with what your saying about portuguese wines. Maybe i have a prejudice as well, being Portuguese myself, but Portugal is consistently putting out wines that really wow me. Wines that are priced like your average table wine, but intense enough to pair with high end cheeses, meats, or drinking alone. Quinta de Cabriz is another wine priced about $6 a bottle that is as complex as a possible $20 or $30 bottle.

    Keep the Portuguese thunder comin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Duarte Nunes Aguiar

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Point West Touriga Nacional, had a port flavour profile, but obviously balanced more like a table wine should be, inexpensive, great!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Point West Touriga Nacional, had a port flavour profile, but obviously balanced more like a table wine should be, inexpensive, great!

  • John__J

    qotd: yep, even had 1 from Virginia that was tasty.

  • Anonymous

    Have not tried these but enjoy reds from Portugal. QOTD-in the ports I enjoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘Joe Willie Namath hitting on the cheerleaders’

    Ultra-relaxed Gary giving out great information about Portugal and taking a phone call from Lizzie mid-show. Tremendous

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