Grapes: Trincadeira (40%), Aragonez (40%), Castelão (20%)
From the Bottle: “The wine shows integrated spicy ripe fruit and oak characters, with a balanced and well rounded palate, good body and a soft tannic structure.”
Color Purple with rosy edges
Smell Musty cough drops
Taste This wine is dry, with a bit of butterscotch that really could be great. Unfortunately, it’s also sour to a degree that is downright unpleasant. I had a hard time finishing my glass. Definitely two stars.
Taste It’s acidic. The sour flavor overpowers anything else. It’s drinkable, but not very good. I also give it two stars. I wouldn’t go for seconds.
Verdict: The monotone black label reminds us of the monotone acid flavor. Even with a $10 price tag, this wine still isn’t worth it. It wasn’t so bad we couldn’t drink it, but it was bad enough that we weren’t really interested in finishing it. In fact, there’s some still left in the bottle, and it’s probably going down the sink. That said, it did contribute to an absolutely delicious shepherd’s pie recipe – so it gets high marks for cooking.
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