Monday, February 12, 2007

Taste of Portugal: Wine rating #1 of 5

The Wine: Quinta Do Vale Meao Meandro 2004

Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Category: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2004
Price: $18.99
Decanted or Not: Decanted ~ 1 hour

Tasting Notes:

The Color: Very dark ruby red

The Nose: Grabs you by the nostrils with aggressive scents very dark, ripe fruit; and strong oak.

The Taste: In a word, powerful. Very intense rich, ripe fruit, with surprising amount of spice. Taste the oak but not overbearing, as can be the case with some of these Portuguese table wines. Burst of smokiness and plum right at the end. Very smooth and moderate finish (20 seconds). Not nearly as dry as some other reds I've had from this region. Very nice.

The Verdict: 8 corks

1 comment:

Sergeant-At-Arms said...

At which store did you buy this wine? Would Bottle King or Wine Sellers have this brand?