Mon 12 Mar 2007
Last night, some friends and I tried some red wines.
This time, we tried the following red wines:
- Quinta Vale do Bragão, Douro, 2002 - An amazing wine from Douro of course. Established on the Pinhão slopes in the 18th Century, Quinta Vale do Bragão belongs to the Borges Costa family. Its varieties of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão are carefully vinified and then aged 12 months in small oak barrels. A balanced structure carries great complexity to a pleasing finish.
- Herdade de Muge, Ribatejo, 2004 - The Herdade da Muge is a concentrated wine with complex berry and spice flavours, and well integrated oak.
- Quinta do Couquinho, Douro, 2003 - Another amazing wine from Douro. Its varieties of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca are carefully vinified and then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Powerful flavor, very elegant, a long finish and excellent tannin result n an elegant and perfectly balanced red wine.
From the above 3 my first choice is the third one, although for most of my friends it was the first one. Anyway I loved both.Tags:cheese, douro, syrah, wine tasting