jamie goode's wine blog: Vibrant Alentejo red

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vibrant Alentejo red

Very attractive red wine tonight from leading Alentejo producer Herdade de Malhadinha Nova.

Monte da Peceguina 2007 Alentejo, Portugal
From Malhadinha Nova, this a blend of Alicante Bouschet, AragonÍs, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Caida, aged in French oak for seven months. Itís a vibrant, pure, fruit focused red for early consumption, offering blackberry, raspberry and ripe cherry fruit, with a bit of spicy tang. Itís ripe and sweetly fruited, but thereís a lovely freshness, with good acidity and just a hint of attractive plummy bitterness on the finish, which makes it food friendly. Impressive stuff. 90/100

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At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

just tried a bottle of this with our steak supper - really liked it.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Good - where did you get it from?


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