Portugal

Quinta Dos Avidagos Além Tanha Tinto Douro, 2017

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Deep, complex and full-bodied red blend

Deep ruby in appearance with rich and inviting mature black fruit aromas. Full-bodied with core fruit flavours of mulberry, ripe dark cherries, damson plums and blackberries. Oak ageing adds warm, spicy notes of clove and nutmeg. Smooth tannins and an afterglow of dark chocolate on the finish rounds this off delightfully. Decant 1.5 hours beforehand.

  • 89pts Wine Enthusiast (Tasted Jan 22)
  • 16 Months in French & American oak
  • Limited production w/ cellaring potential

Cellaring: Now to 2033

Food Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Chinese-style duck pancakes, chicken w/ bacon alfredo pasta.

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

The Douro stands out as as a unique region and trying to keep track of the range of native grapes at hand here can bewilder even the best of us. This brings a treasure trove for wine lovers everywhere as blends of originality and quality are popping up all the time. This complex wine is a blend of Touriga Nacional & Franca, Tinta Amarela & Barroca, Sousao, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) & Rufete. The long tradition of Port production in the region means that the art of blending reaches new heights here. Add in an estate that has 400 years of production behind it and you have a remarkable wine of distinction and originality.

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