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2016 Quinta de la Rosa Portugal Red "La Rosa Reserva Red Wine"

Quinta de la Rosa 2016 La Rosa Reserva Red Wine

Winery: Quinta de la Rosa

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Rosa Reserva Red Wine"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 60% Touriga Nacional & 40% Field Blend

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $55

Cases produced: 525

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 17, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored blend from Portugal is very good. It opens with a craisin and pomegranate bouquet with a hint of vanilla, cherry and balsamic. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and round. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral influenced black plum, blackberry and oak blend. I also detected hints of black cherry, anise and olive. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and flavors stick around for a while. This wine got even better on day two. I would pair it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A profound, almost opaque color, this 2016 wine has enormous intensity and aromatic complexity with layer upon layer of flavors. 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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