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RED BLEND 2015 DOC Douro
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS
This extremely well-made VINTAGES RELEASE BEST BUY Portuguese red Douro blend is a must buy for current drinking and even laying away. Very deep intense purple colour. Attractive, ripe, bold well-integrated, plummy-cherry-cassis fruit on the nose with some gently cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, very well structured, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, smooth, bright, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, finish. This wonderful blend of 40% Tinta Roriz, 40% Touriga Nacional and 20% Touriga Franca has 14% alcohol and 2.8 g/L residual sugar. Currently sells at the SAQ for $16.45 (#13895536). Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 11150
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Bre Bev
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Rating **+(89 points)
Bold, Well Structured, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This wine comes from the magnificent vineyard opposite the town of Pinhão at the heart of the Douro. With its big, bold fruits, ripe tannins and wood-aging flavors, it provides a rich evocation of the minerality and structured texture from the region. Drink from 2019. Best Buy. Score - 92 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 1, 2018) Price $ 13.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 7, 2020
Cases bought 699 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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