Tasting Notes – Quinta Nova

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Producer: Quinta Nova
Region:  Duoro, Portugal
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao
Vintage2011
Overall Rating:  ★★
Pairing:  I enjoyed this Touriga blend with the roast lamb platter from Au Jus. (proving that take-out food can provide a balanced meal).  This wine was absolutely delicious!  The medium body and tannins were perfect for the roast lamb, but the nicely balanced fruit and spice makes me want to sip this wine any time.  Also, the Quinta Nova Winery winery looks like a fairyland and has a hotel, so I might need to start planning my next vacation…

Sight
Color: Purplish
Brightness: Dull

Aroma
Intensity: Moderate/Aromatic/Powerful
Age: Youthful/Some Age/Aged
Scent:  blueberry, prunes, mushrooms, and a little tobacco

Palate
Dry/Sweet: Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: Fresh/Smooth
Tannin: Medium
Flavors: Fruity, with lots of prune flavor, but also some black pepper.

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