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2017 Quinta de Fafide Portugal Red "Reserva Tinto"

Quinta de Fafide 2017 Reserva

Winery: Quinta de Fafide

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserva Tinto"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 60% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz & 15% Touriga Franca

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: May 2, 2021

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Touriga Nacional based wine opens with black plum and dried mint bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a black plum and dried herb blend with notes of strawberry rhubarb. I also detected hints of fig, cardamom and a dark cocoa. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins drift away nicely. This exotic tasting wine from Portugal will pair well with a Brazilian chimichurri skirt steak. Enjoy – Ken, Dave and Julie

Winemaker Notes: Extremely fresh, this wine shows the freshness of the grapes. A very intense, elegant aroma where red berry and plum jam dominate, perfectly balanced with notes from ageing in new American oak barrels. Excellent tannins on the palate, with a long and lasting finish. Serve with red meat, game, strong cheeses, spicy meat dishes.

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