Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 starts with a Portuguese red

posted by drud

2010 starts with a Portuguese native grape, baga from Beiras. The first wine is from the hands of the reknowned Portuguese enologist Luis Pato, aka "Mr Baga" (due to his merits with this hard little thick shelled red grape) and vinhas velhas 2005 is well done. The wine is made on 100% baga from chalk rich soils and has a great storage potential.

Vinhas velhas 2005

Intense bouquet with notes of red fruits. Distinct notes of cherries and raspberries along with spicy herbal notes (oregano, tobacco leaves). The spicy bouquet reminds me of modern Douro wines. It has a strong

structure from its high level acidity-backbone which reinforce the fuityness of the wine. The tannins are rich, yet softened and provide the wine with a dry and long aftertaste. Locally bought 17Eur, 90P

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