Vale Do Bomfim 2013, Doc Douro

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Red Blend Red Blend
Douro, Portugal

$12.75 (167676)

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January 23, 2016

Critic Reviews (6)

Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

Plum, anise/black licorice, black cherry, iron, raspberry and peppery notes on the nose are charming on the nose of...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Give this a bit of air to evolve out of the glass; it's a fine and representative red from the Douro, on the softer...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Once again the power of a tidy little Douro but here taken up a notch, into power squared territory. Very ripe and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite substantial, elegant yet still firm Douro red with ripe plum fruit nicely integrated with violet, oak...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

More agile and flowing tasted that the 2012 earlier this year. A good red table wine that combines the complementary...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Purple plum dominates the nose of this very port-like but dry, Douro blend. Flavours and dark fruit and spice are...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Yet another astonishingly good value from Portugal, this Port-varietal blend has a sexy nose of ripe dark berries, sugared plums, new leather, rocky minerality, and bitter herbs, with berry tartness on the palate cutting through the richness. The nose is actually quite impressive, with the various savoury elements adding complexity, but the flavours don't match the aromas and thin out into a flat, somewhat bitter stream, and while overall it's nicely structured, pillowy but with muscular fortitude, the texture does turn rough and chalky. But for this price and with that nose? Impressive.

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

Not much for me to add to the notes already posted here. A very solid, authentic Portuguese red, and a very good value indeed. Fine intro to the dry red wines coming from the Douro for those who have not discovered these gems. tasted Feb 2016.

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