One of my favourite wine countries: Portugal. Some great terroirs, and some inspiring wine growers. And lots of progress over the last decade.
This red, the second wine from Quinta do Noval (see my review here), is brilliant value for money. It’s a really good wine in its own right – forget the fact that it’s a second wine. It tastes of its origins.
Cedro do Noval 2007 Vinho Regional Duriense, Portugal
13.5% alcohol. Sweet, ripe and supple with fresh, bright cherry and plum fruit. Ripe but fresh with good definition and acidity, as well as a bit of spicy, mineral structure. Subtle meat and olive notes. Fresh and supple with good Douro typicity. 91/100
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