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(2019) Matured in new and one year-old barrels for 12 months, this is 100% Tinta Roriz, aka Tempranillo. Cedary, spicy, some meat stock and plenty of meaty, dark berry fruit. Lots of firm tannic backbone, very juicy though, lots of sour cherry and the tightness of the tannins on the finish suggest this needs time, or to be decanted now. I can see no retail stockists in the UK at time of review.
(2019) The mountainous inland region of Dão produces some great wines in northern Portugal, including this excellent blend of 40% Aragonez (tempranillo), with 30% each of Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional. Oak aged, this has a sumptuous and very inviting nose, filled with tobacco spice and dark berry fruits, there's a hint of cocoa and of a lighter, raspberry or even floral character. In the mouth the fruit really punches through, ripe, creamy and sweet, the gentle, background tannins and acidity together with that vanilla and tobacco spice linger in the finish. A great little buy in Lidl's spring 2019 'wine tour' which kicked off on 28th March. Note however, reports have reached me on 30th March of several stores being sold out of this wine.
(2012) Julia Kemper, a lawyer by profession, has a passion for organic issues and when she had the opportunity to restore the family's vineyards, in the Dão region, converted them to 100% organic farming, with family friend Dirk Niepoort as winemaker. The blend is 50% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz (Spain's Tempranillo), 15% Alfrocheiro and 10% Jaen, fermented in lagares before 12 months in French oak barrels. A serious, sinewy wine with meaty aromas and cedar and deep-set fruit. On the palate it is a touch austere perhaps, suggesting maybe a little time in the cellar will allow it to expand a little and loosen up, but undeniable concentration and quality.
(2012) Another direct, delicate, cranberry and redcurrant fruit-style red with delicate barrel component barely discernible. Hugely tasty on the palate, a big flood of ripe berries and gentle leather and spice, but really quite elegant, the nip of rusticity in the tannins just ruffling the surface nicely.
(2011) (Tasted July 2010) Bottled only five weeks ago. Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, five months in oak, none of it new. Retains all that fragrance and freshness, with those floral notes, the lifted aromatic spices and fine, glossy, liquorice fruit. The palate adds an element of smoothness over the entry level wine, giving more creaminess to the texture on the mid-palate, those dry, spicy fruit tannins and the fine acidity giving it a savoury, edgy, a little leathery and chewy, but fantastic spicy length.
(2011) A sumptuous blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro aged 12 months in oak, this is deep and vivid on the nose, but little notes of kirsch and herbs lift above the plum and smoky notes. On the palate it is generous and has plenty of fruit that fills the mouth, the oak adds a warming coffee and spice, but there is good freshness here with tight tannins and good acidity.
(2011) This is the entry level wine. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta ? Loads of spice - cinnamon and clove and lots of floral lift, geranium and roses and lifted black fruits. The palate has soft, earthy fruit with quite creamy texture, the palate quite crisp and racy, with a touch of liquorice raciness and plenty of edgy freshness. High acidity and lots of grippy tannin, giving a gravelly, grippy note to the finish.
(2010) This is the entry level wine. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro. Loads of spice - cinnamon and clove - and lots of floral lift, geranium and roses and lifted black fruits. The palate has soft, earthy fruit with quite creamy texture, the palate quite crisp and racy, with a touch of liquorice raciness and plenty of edgy freshness. High acidity and lots of grippy tannin giving a gravelly, grippy note to the finish.
(2010) Bottled only five weeks ago. Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, five months in oak, none of it new. Retains all that fragrance and freshness, with those floral notes, the lifted aromatic spices and fine, glossy, liquorice fruit. The palate adds an element of smoothness over the entry level wine, giving more creaminess to the texture on the mid-palate, those dry, spicy fruit tannins and the fine acidity giving it a savoury, edgy, a little leathery and chewy, but nice spicy length.
(2010) Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional. Big, smoky herbal hit. Lots of tobacco but quite lifted, cherryish fruit. The palate is dry and has plenty of tannin, coating the palate over that smooth but bright fruit.
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