Quinta Das Carvalhas Touriga Nacional 2012 Douro, Portugal.

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $18. 
Deep inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, green vegetables, bell pepper, wet stones, beef jerky, wood, cloves, alcohol, vinaigrette, cola, vanilla, bitter herbs, pencil lead, spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate, and fruity with blackberries, black plums, oak, cloves, bitter herbs, green vegetables, bell pepper, forest floor, spices, meats, black tea and peppercorn.

Bitter long finish with spices and bitter vegetable.

This is a nice red wine from Portugal. Almost balanced, with great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. A little bitter on palate and earthy. Big and bold, but not ready yet. Above average, but needs a couple of years in the bottle, and an hour to open up properly.

100% Touriga Nacional. Aged for 12 months in Oak barrels.

I paired it with hard cheeses and crackers.

14% alcohol by volume.

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