Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quinta do Alqueve Tradicional 2006, Portugal - $10

This Portuguese red wine from the Pinhal da Torre winery is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional (considered to be Portugal's finest wine, with high tannins and concentrated flavors of black fruit), 30% Tinta Roriz (also called Tempranillo), 20% Trincadeira, and 10% Periquita.

Aroma - fruity, dark chocolate
Taste - dark fruit and chocolate, mild tannins

I think that MK bought this wine at Whole Foods - it was really good and I'd love to have it again!

Update - March 10, 2010
We opened this wine last night during our LOST viewing party, so it's had a little time to breathe (we did seal it overnight).

Aroma - dark fruit, bordering on soy sauce (not in a bad way, just a tad salty-smelling)
Taste - dark fruit, soft to moderate tannins

I've found this wine at the Austin Wine Merchant for $10 - excellent value and an interesting wine! Not your everyday varietal!

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