jamie goode's wine blog: High-end Douro red: Casa Amarela

Sunday, September 20, 2009

High-end Douro red: Casa Amarela

I'm off to the Douro tomorrow, so I thought it would be appropriate to blog on a high-end Douro red.

Quinta Casa Amarela Reserva 2006 Douro, Portugal
14.5% alcohol. Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, aged in new French oak. Sweet, dark intense nose with ripe dark fruits, some spicy notes from the oak and a savoury, mineral edge. The palate shows good concentration of sweet ripe dark cherry and plum fruit with a tarry oak veneer and good acidity and tannic structured. Rich but well structured, with some potential for future development. Well made and modern-styled, showing some oak, but with substance, too. 90/100 (25.99

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At 8:02 PM, Blogger charlie said...

Hi, Castas link is a 404.

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Nick Oakley said...

Castas link working perfectly here.

At 11:15 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

both are right - I corrected it in response to Charlie

Thanks for the feedback


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