Encostas De Estremoz Touriga Franca 2004, Vinho Regional Alentejano

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Portugal

$14.95 (190561)

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March 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature, raisin-prune-flavoured example here, with some roasted celery, dried herb notes - curious to be sure. The...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose of earth, plum, beetroot, prune and other slightly oxidative notes. Palate has a velvety texture that is open...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a dark, soft red with a rather earthy and stewed fruit nose plus celery and caraway. It's full bodied, soft,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Silvio Barresi
Silvio Barresi

The first thing that hit my nose was fruit, jammed fruit, followed by some nuttiness, and followed again by a little vanilla. The first sip confirmed my palate. It was truly a full mouth feel. The balance between fruit, acid and tannins puts this wine on my "must have in my cellar" list. Its a 2004 vintage, and I would not cellar it for long. Hey its already 7 years old, and I say buy and enjoy. I think it would go great with bbq meats and leave the meat flavour as simple as possible; no need for fancy sauces; just the wine.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Touriga Franca is one of the five main grape varieties used in the production of Port. In this case, the grape must remains unfortified. Deep red in the glass and very aromatic showing notes of black cherry and licorice. Smooth tannins with more dark fruit in the mouth and some smoke on the finish. The 14.5% alc/vol creates a rather full bodied feel on the palate. I enjoyed this. (northof9finewine, March 2011)

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