jamie goode's wine blog

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tonightís wine continues a Portuguese theme Iíve been on for a few days (Redoma 1991 and 1994 plus Quinta do Crastoís Maria Theresa 1998 have featured also). Itís Herdade de Malhadinha Novaís AragonÍs de Peceguina 2004 Alentejo. Along with Mouch„o, Malhadinha Nova is my favourite Alentejo producer. This recent release is a fabulous inky dark colour. Itís a modern wine in that thereís a real intensity of quite sweet fruit (both red and black), but this is tightwound with a minerally core and good firm tannic structure, coupled with good acidity. Overall, the impression is one of savouriness. Together with the intense fruit, I reckon the structure is such that this wine has a promising future ahead of it. Thoroughly recommended, and shows that modern can be good when itís done well. One of the things I love about this winery is that Rita and Jo„o get their kids to do pictures for the label.

3 Comments:

At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I tried the Maria Theresa it was tight and oak dominant. Still holding on to a few precious bottles - what is it like now?

Cheers

Paul Tudor, Wine Writer
Auckland. NZ

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

How were the Redomas (Redomae? Redomi?)

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Paul, MT wasn't too great. Bit ike you described.

Alex, the 1991 was fantastic - really evolving nicely. The 1994 was still a bit tight and I'd give it longer.

 

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