Get a load of this. It’s a really great Portuguese red, from the Dao region, and it’s brilliant value for money. I love the freshness, grip and definition.
Quinta das Maias 2008 Dao, Portugal
13.5% alcohol. 55% jaen, 20% touriga nacional, 10% alfrocheiro, 10% tinta amarela, 5% tinta roriz. Lovely firm dark cherry nose with some savoury, meaty notes. Spicy and vibrant. The palate is really fresh with bright, dark cherry fruit and good definition. Precise with some tannic grip, and good acidity to boot. Brilliantly fresh, peppery and quite elegant. An appealing savoury style. 92/100 (£10.95 The Wine Society)
Note: this is part of a Portuguese offer that begins on 22 November