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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.
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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