This was among the wines I poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival this year, so I got to taste it back then. Upon sipping it again, I realized I had forgotten how tasty it was. The folks at Quinta do Vallado (warning: annoyingly slow flash website) make some great wines. Don’t miss tasting any of them if you get a chance.
I know I say this now and then, but this wine is sexy. It’s all full-bodied, dark plummy fruit with a mouth-watering finish. It’s a bit “hot” initially from the 14% booze, but that wears off as the wine has a chance to breathe. After that it cuddles up to your taste buds.
What a great wine for the money.
~$19 here in BC.