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2017 Quinta de la Rosa Portugal Red "Estate Red"

Quinta de la Rosa 2017 Estate Red

Winery: Quinta de la Rosa

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Red"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz & 30% Touriga Franca

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $20

Cases produced: 6,100

KWG Score: 91 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 5, 2020

Wine Review: This pitch-black colored blend from Quinta de la Rosa opens with a pleasant ripe blackberry bouquet with a hint of balsamic. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a blackberry jam and stewed plum blend with notes of minerality. I also detected some hints of boysenberry, black licorice and smoky oak mixed in. The finish is dry and its fruit and moderate tannins are nicely extended. This is a nice fireplace wine for a cold evening. Sip it with sharp cheddar cheese and a sliced cured meat stick. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, wild herbal, shrub-like flavors of the Douro are evident. The ripeness of the La Rosa 2017 is almost perfect, giving good aromatic complexity but maintaining all the freshness and elegance. It is quite full bodied with lively tannins highlighting the flavors and giving the wine life. Being quite approachable as a young wine, it can either be drunk now or kept for up to 5 or so years. Serve at cellar temperatures with any meat dish or cheese.

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