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.
The Wine Rack £8.49