Aneto Red 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Douro, Portugal

$14.75 (314930)

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This blend of several Portuguese varieties catches a lifted, refined nose of black raspberry, cedar, plum and chocolate - very well integrated and precise. It's medium-full, warm, smooth, dense and very well balanced, if a bit hot on the finish. The length is very good to excellent. There is a California feel to this wine, but the finish is firmly Portuguese. Nicely done. Score: 90 (David Lawrason, www.WineAlign.com, Jan 2013)

89 pts
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February 02, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This blend of several Portuguese varieties catches a lifted, refined nose of black raspberry, cedar, plum and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Typical of the hot 2009 vintage in the Douro Valley, this red is dominated by dried plum, fig and date aromatics,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Reminds me of the deepest, earthbound southern French reds, like Minervois or La Clape. Stygian and shadowy, the...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A sophisticated, well-structured red Douro with a deep, youthful purple colour and a heady palate. Chalky tannins and...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark-opaque ruby in colour, the 2009 Aneto reveals lovely notes of dark plummy strawberries, dried blueberries,...

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Community Reviews (2)

It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

A youthful blend of indigenous Portuguese varieties, this captures the essence of the Duoro well. Dark fruits, (blackberry, black cherry) along with dried fruits and well-intergrated oak. The tannin makes its presence felt on the long finish as does a little heat. Really well done wine, fairly value at $20, a steal on sale at $14.75. Could use a year or three of cellaring. Tasted August 2013.

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Blair Dowden
Blair Dowden

Not nearly smooth enough to deserve a ninety rating, or be worth twenty dollars.

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