Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Dourosa 2009, Douro, Portugal
(Touriga National, Tinta Rouriz, Touriga Franca)

A rich blend of these three native Portuguese varieties has an amazing colour of bright but deep ruby with definitive purple highlights.

Blackberry and blueberry fruit on nose with light spicy oak, the fruit here has great intensity.

The palate follows and is surprisingly fresh for such a big wine. Black fruit, nice oak with gentle spice and a little prune later as the wine breathes. A little heat from the alcohol on the back palate, which was not unpleasant and not surprising from the Douro. All in all a good full bodied style and a fantastic winter warmer !

(RRP Approx $21)

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