TN: 1995 Caves São João Arinto Quinta do Poço do Lobo

Color of apple juice. Oxidative, but in a good way. Some flavor of apple, citrus, and mushroom from the oxidation. Paired very well with swordfish.

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We’ve enjoyed three of these distinctive oxidative beauties in the past year, and yes, like you, I think we had a cork challenge with one — so your advice is well taken.

I had 5-6 bottles of this about 2-3 years ago. They were generally all excellent, though the later bottles seemed a little less fresh and more oxidative than the first bottles, so I stopped buying them. I wonder whether they release these all at once, or whether they release them in batches. I’ve been on the lookout for other vintages but haven’t found any.