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Quinta de Chocapalha Red 2015

Your Price: $17.00
Part Number:5102

Winemaker Notes

Deep violet in color, this wine offers rich aromas of mature black fruit and spices with a floral element. On the palate, it is very fine and elegant with soft tannins combined with good acidity and a long finish.

 

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Tinto is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz and 10% each of Castelão and Alicante Bouschet aged for 18 months in used French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. When last seen, this had just been bottled. Now, with a year in bottle, this shows surprising solidity in the mid-palate. That's not going to be its defining feature, though. Here, even though they are only 20% combined, the Castelão and Alicante Bouschet mark this wine strongly, showing off strong flavors and giving this a lot of personality and complexity. This is refined, but substantial. It is a fine and overachieving value in a perfectly balanced red. It should age well—the winemakers think I'm actually underestimating the end-date drinking window. We'll see. There's no rush, but there's no harm drinking it now, either.

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