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2013 Dona Maria Portugal Red "Grand Reserva"

Dona Maria 2013 Grand Reserva

Winery: Dona Maria

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Reserva"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 50% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Petit Verdot, 20% Syrah & 10% Touriga Nacional

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $43

Cases produced: 4,500

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: September 20, 2018

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored wine from Portugal opens with a blackberry and black raspberry bouquet with a hint of smoked beef stick. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, round and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a juicy blackberry and red plum blend with nicely integrated old oak. I also detected notes of minerality, black tea, black olive and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is dry and its moderate well-managed tannins show nice length. I would decant this wine briefly and serve it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine, vinified with selected grapes from old vines. Slowly matured in new French oak barrels for one year, the wine shows a dark ruby color and a rich, wild fruit aroma, connecting with mint and spices. The flavor is intense and round, with silky tannins and a persistent finish.

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