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ESCOLHA DOS ENOLOGOS 2018 Vinho Regional Alentejano
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SÃO MIGUEL
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Attractive, intense, ripe, plum-black-cherry nose with lots of cedary, mocha-chocolate notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, fairly dense, gently spicy, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, cedary, fairly high acid, dark chocolate, harmonious finish. This well-made crowd-pleasing blend of Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah,Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. has 14.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L18200999F2 on the lower part of the glass bottle. The grapes were Mechanically harvested during the night.and were fermented with controlled temperature (22-28 ° C) in stainless steel vats. Full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves followed by 9 months in French and American 400 L oak barrels. CSPC 445122
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Portugal
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Very Bright, Ripe, Well Structured, Fruit
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Taken from a selection in the cellar, this wood-aged wine is a rich blend that includes Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and others. It has structure as well as powerful black-fruit flavors that come through the dark chocolate and spice accents. Drink from 2022. Ranked #77 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2020. Score - 92 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2020) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 27, 2021
Cases bought 249 (12 bottles per case)

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

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