This Douro red fit the bill perfectly!

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This Douro red fit the bill perfectly!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:11 pm

There are quite a few red wines coming out of the Douro, primarily made from younger vines, that I believe could be chilled so here is a nice effort.

WTN: `06 Tuga Vinho Tinto Douro, Vinhos Douro Superior.

The front label proudly states " Tuga, the Passion of Portugal". Thats it!!
13% alc, $17 Cdn, very small natural cork, served slightly chilled. A blend of T. Roriz, T. Franco, T. Barroca, Touriga Nacional.
This is the same outfit that produces the excellent Castello d`Alba wines.

Color. Deepish ruby-red, quite an intense centre.

Nose. Lotsa red fruits, floral, some spice. Nice and appealing.

Palate. Initial entry thoughts are blueberry, pepper, soft, jammy. Low tannins, medium-bodied, subtle. Splendid quaffer served chilled, as it opens raspberry, redcurrant. Tinge of ripeness here, perfect for the patio and lamb kebabs. I allowed the wine to warm to room temp and found it quite dusty on the finish. Buy if you can find!
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Re: This Douro red fit the bill perfectly!

Postby Tim York » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:02 am

Sounds a good one, Bob. I have yet to discover a good source of Portuguese wine here; there must be one because the Portuguese diaspora is quite big.
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Re: This Douro red fit the bill perfectly!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:14 am

Like most areas Tim, one can expect to find some very drinkable wines for under $20. I naturally have an excellent choice here, as you are aware!
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