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2012 Quinta de la Rosa Portugal Red "Reserva Red"

Winery: Quinta de la Rosa

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserva Red"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $54

Cases produced: 1,083

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 8, 2015

Wine Review: This pitch black colored wine from the Douro region of Portugal is very good! It opens with a mild black currant bouquet with hints of oak and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a black currant and black licorice blend with hints of oak, mild minerality and black plum. The finish is dry and its rather dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. I would pair this tasty gem with a well marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A profound, almost opaque colour, this 2012 wine has enormous intensity and aromatic complexity with layer upon layer of flavours. Starting with red fruit, moving to black and finishing with wild forest fruit with a touch of spice. On the palate there is a vigor and liveliness to the wine and, as the aromas suggest, intense complexity and completeness. This is a great reserve wine from Quinta de la Rosa, concentrated and structured but at the same time elegant and balanced. Its equilibrium enables the wine to show well young but at the same time it has an enormous potential for aging. The wine would be best served with red meats and more powerful dishes. It also goes well with cheese, especially the Serra cheese found in Portugal. It is a wine that can be drunk now or aged for up to 10 years

Organic status: not organic

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