Category: alentejo

2012 Julio Bastos Dona Maria Gran Reserva

Struttin’ into weekend LIKE A BOSS. Blackberries, dark plums, a hint of blueberries, vanilla, and mint on the nose with more jammy notes on the palate. Let’s go, weekend!

3/5 bones

$$$

Alicante Bouschet (50%), Petit Verdot (20%), Syrah (20%), Touriga Nacional (10%)

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

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2015 Herdade da Malhadinha Nova “Monte de Peceguina”

Hey! Let me out! I gotta go enjoy this Portuguese juice where I can’t be disturbed. Black plums and blackberries on the nose and palate with a bit of vanilla. Simple and straightforward but nice nonetheless. 

3/5 bones

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Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

Pouring tonight! Battle Portugal! Douro vs Alentejo: only the most delicious will survive! You decide. 👊🏽✨🍷🇵🇹 #drinkwine #portugal #douro #alentejo (at Dandelion Wine)
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“A Touriga Vai Nua” means Touriga in the nude. Young unoaked Touriga is wonderfully aromatic and fresh. Think🌹🌸🍓🍇. A springtime red if there ever was one… drink chilled with a plate of cheese for a real good time. #drinkwine #megwine #touriganacional #fitapreta #alentejo #portugal #oleobrigadotripmay2018 🇪🇸🇵🇹 (at Évora)

2014 Piteira Tinto de Talha

Snuggling in with this Portuguese juice during some long winter days. Dark fruit – blackberries, dark cherries – mushroom, and fresh leather on the nose. Cherries, blackberries, leather, and anise on the palate. 

3/5 bones

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Moreto

13.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

2014 Herdade do Esporão “Esporão” Reserva Red

Contemplating this Portuguese red. Dark cassis, blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, and cedar on the nose. Similar notes on the palate. This guy is pretty big, but might need some aging to truly enjoy.

3/5 bones

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Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

2013 Cartuxa Évora Tinto Colheita

Oh hey. Care to join me for some Portuguese red? This one isn’t all that complex or interesting, but it gets the job done. I wish there were more secondary notes to this, but it’s hard to get much beyond blackberries and black cherries on the nose and palate. 

3/5 bones

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Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

2014 Herdade do Rocim Olho de Mocho Reserva Branco

Takin’ it easy with some Portuguese white this fine afternoon. Minerals, flint, lemon, and apple on the nose. Golden apples, pear, and flint on the palate with a long citrus finish. 

3/5 bones

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Antao Vaz

13.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL