Some readers will know that Portuguese wines often find their way to this blog. Over two days I tasted Chaminé from Cortes de Cima, which is Danish vinyard in the largest portuguese wine region, Alentejo.
Cortes de Cima is well estimed producer and the first wine producer to introduce Syrah to Portugal. Their most famous wines are ”Incognito” (100% Syrah) and ”Cortes de Cima reserva” (blend).
In the other end of their prodtion scale we find the more modest Chaminé. I have tasted this wine in various vintages during visits to Portugal yet this table wine has unfortunately so far never really impressed me. This time around, the outcome was still the same and hence I tried to taste the wine over 2 days…..to wait for any surprise…
Chaminé 2007 (Aragonez [Temperanillo] and Syrah).
1 day. Rather large nose of fruits mainly dark cherries, spice, tobacco and earth. At first the taste the wine is dense, soft, but it quickly replaced by a high level of acidity, which dominate the aftertaste; almost bordering ’a sourness’. 83P Pass
2 day - no significant improvement. Tastewise a bit rounder. / Drud