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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quinta Do Portal Reserva Red 2009 - Rich and Powerful

Quinta Do Portal Reserva Red 2009 - Rich and Powerful
Deep.

50% Touriga Nacional, 40% Tinta Roriz and 10% Touriga Franca from Douro, Portugal.

SRP of $28. Purchased at Costco for $19.99.

From the bottle:
"This lovely wine is a fine example of the quality potencial of the Douro region. The grapes are carefully selected from Classic red Douro varietals including Touriga Nacional (50%), Tinta Roriz (40%) and Touriga Franca (10%) from our best vineyards in the Pinhao valley. It has aged in new French oak barriques for 9 months in our cellars.

13.8% Alcohol"
Today we've got another wine that likely only falls into our price range thanks to the excellent prices and low margin of Costco. Check out our recent Costco Week series to get more info on why the largest retailer of wine in the U.S. is a great place for Reverse Wine Snobs to shop.

The 2009 Quinta Do Portal Reserva Red begins with a simply lovely aroma that is reminiscent of Port - there's lots of dark ripe fruit, spice and some enticing vanilla and cedar notes. Tasting the wine reveals wonderful, rich, dark, deep fruit. This wine has some some serious fruit but it's perfectly balanced by lovely spice and big, dry tannins. Add in great acidity and a long finish and this one is a winner. Highly recommended.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 1
Overall Rating: 7.0


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