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Quinta Das Carvalhas Touriga Nacional 2016 – A Serious Red-Wine-Drinker’s Wine

Quinta Das Carvalhas, Touriga Nacional 2016, Douro, Portugal, Wine Casual

Quinta Das Carvalhas, Touriga Nacional 2016, Douro, Portugal

Tasting Note: A serious, red-wine-drinker’s wine with complexity that shows this premium Douro grape in prime form.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, blackberry puree, raspberry preserve, black currant and dried violet blossom.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied Touriga Nacional has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and grippy, ripe, medium-plus tannin.

There is midpalate complexity, depth and congruence between the fruit and tannin structure.

What cabernet sauvignon drinkers are missing.

Bottle Note: 100% Touriga Nacional. 12 months in oak barrels. Serve with cheese and strong dishes. Decant before drinking. 18°C/64°F.

Rating: 93 points
Price: $20
Alcohol: 13.5%
Importer: Saranty Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: January 13, 2020

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