100% Touriga Nacional from Douro, Portugal.
SRP of $30 and available for as low as $24 (Saturday Splurge). Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“This fresh and delicious red wine is produced from 100% Touriga Nacional, the most respected and noble of all Portuguese grape varieties, from our vineyards in the Douro region of Northern Portugal. It has intense aromas of wild basil and eucalyptus with an excellent richness on the palate, allowing it to age well in the bottle.
The 2009 Churchill’s Estates Touriga Nacional begins with a wonderful and powerful aroma of blackberry, plum, prunes, raisins and some pleasant dried herbal notes — and it gets even better from there. Tasting reveals a smooth and luscious texture filled with with lots of dark berry, some nice oaky spice and good acidity. It’s actually quite Port-like without all the alcohol. It ends long and dry with dark fruit, cedar and a hint of tobacco. It may be a splurge at $24, but for a wine made from the very low yielding Touriga Nacional grape it is actually fairly inexpensive.
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