Fronteira Douro 2011

Fronteira duoro(450 x 600)Portugal 14.5%

Took a bit of a chance on this and as Yoda would say ‘Paid off, it did’  the Fronteira Douro 2011 a blend of Touriga Nacional (always remind s me of a wildlife park, don’t ask me why?) Toriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.

Bought this from the Wine Rack chain , first time for me and what a splendid looking wine shop it was too, a virtual Aladdin’s cave but was it a splendid wine? the answer most definitely, a resounding yes.

In the glass it looked like someone accidentally tipped a bottle of ink into it, very dark in colour with aromas of cherries, raspberries, a little mocha and some kind of herby thing going on.

Taking a sip, this was very mouth-wateringly juicy with rich cherries dominating then liquorice and coffee take over, a little oaky with chewy tannins and ending in a long finish. Be warned though this is 14.5% but to me it didn’t feel heavy or overly alcoholic.

Big thumbs up for this particular bottle and Douro in general, always enjoy every time I drink it.

8corksMy Rating 8/10 Corks

The Wine Rack £8.49

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