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From the bottle:
“You have selected an exceptional and exclusive wine from an award winning winery. With a dense colour it shows aromas of cinnamon and jam. Has a perfect harmony with the fruit. Perfect for classic flavoured red meat dishes or cheese.
I noticed this wine at my local Costco several weeks before I finally bought a bottle and it’s been hanging around for quite awhile since that point. This leads me to believe it has been a slow seller, but don’t let that scare you! Portugal has become so identified with Port wines that their tables wines are often criminally overlooked.
In fact Portugal is so hot right now, you might even call it a reverse wine snob’s dream. With an incredibly long history of quality winemaking and lots of established vineyards there are a ton of inexpensive gems out there, just like today’s wine. Don’t believe us? Our friends at Wine Folly agree calling Portugal “the most underrated wine region in the world”.
The 2010 Quinta Do Portal Muros de Vinha Vinho Tinto begins with pleasant aromas of red berry fruit and licorice along with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. The wine tastes smooth with lots of spice and plenty of juicy fruit, although it’s a bit darker in the mouth than the aromas of the bouquet suggest. There’s also more licorice and nice acidity. It finishes dry with fine tannins and medium-long length. This one definitely drinks like way more than $7 and is a great example of the value to be found in Portugal. A true gem!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.