Portugal

Luis Pato Vinha Pan Tinto, 2017

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Complex and powerful ageworthy red

Rich and full-bodied yet still fresh with taut tannins. Red fruits lead the way with red cherries and plums, raspberry and dried cranberry. Leather, spicy liquorice and coffee show with well-integrated oak ageing. Hints of dried rosemary and thyme finish it off for an overall earthy and rustic profile.

  • 92pts Robert Parker (Tasted Apr '21)
  • 24 Months in 60% New French Oak
  • 100% Baga

Food Pairing: Very much a food friendly wine. Try Pork Belly, BBQ Spare Ribs or a Mushroom Risotto

Cellaring: Now to 2037

 

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

The innovative and well regarded Portuguese winemaker Luis Pato is credited with almost single-handedly putting the Bairrada region on the wine map. While his portfolio has a broad range of still and sparkling wines, it is the quality of his reds that has garnered the most attention and respect. One of these is this single vineyard Vinha Pan Tinto. Pato has been a champion of the Baga grape, from which Vinha Pan is produced, for many years and is considered as one of its leading manipulators. Lovers of big, complex reds on the lookout for a bargain should look no further than here.

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