Quinta De Ventozelo Touriga Nacional 2008
This deeply coloured young red has a classy and classic nose of ripe blackberry meshed with cedar, the Douro’s...
Mature, with the vestiges of plenty of new wood, with ripe and slightly dried black fruit, plum purée and black...
Suitable successor to the ’07, the 2008 Touriga Nacional is a very satisfying wine. Dark-opaque ruby in colour, it is...
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What a tasty, affordable number from Portugal here. Its like Willy Wonka getting spanked with a basting brush. Its got licorice, chocolate, and a whack of bruised herbs. Delicious bottle to enjoy with Elk blueberry sausages. Buy 2 or 3 as "a little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men."
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A very interesting wine here, although for me, it doesn’t scream Portugal. I often think of Portuguese wine as being bone dry, slightly rustic which, when done right, I find them to be pretty charming. In a blind tasting, I would have most likely picked a new world country like Argentina, Australia or California as this wine was made in a more “international” style. That being said, it is a well made full bodied wine that is unlikely to disappoint.
This wine is 100% Touriga Nacional, aging took place in oak barrel for 12 months. This wine opened up with aromas of black fruit, prunes, stewed plum, mocha, dried herbs and cedar notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied (with alcohol coming in at 14%), good weight, concentrated flavours, balance acidity and firm tannins. Very nice chewy tannins on the finish with flavours of dark fruit, cedar and minerals/crushed stone type flavours lingering. This is a flavourful wine that goes down easy, I would be more than happy to drink this again.
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