Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Taste of Portugal: Wine rating #3 of 5

Hey folks...hope you're enjoying the snow.

The Wine: Bridao Ribatejo Red 2003

Country: Portugal
Region: Ribatejo
Category: Red Table Wine
Dencanted or not: No

Tasting notes:

Color: Very deep ruby red

The Nose: Ripe dark cherry and blackberry. Surprising pepper and spice.

The Taste: Fruit up front, cherries and plum, with a kick of pepper. A little oaky, and bitter. Finish is smooth and fruity, but the aftertaste is bitter. Overall, I don't like it. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but to me the bitterness was quite prominent. Maybe it's because I paired it with turkey meat loaf and spinach, but I did not like it.

The Verdict: 4 corks


Grape Nut said...

WOW, 4 corks! I'll avoid that one. You serving any special or specific wine tonight?

The Vine Guy said...

Tonight will likely be a Spanish Jumilla, served with a beef brisket.

Sergeant-At-Arms said...

I'm with grape nut. Four corks? Wow! Not even an OK but that it should be avoided!

The Vine Guy said...

At that price you guys are welcome to try it, but for me it was not enjoyable.

MyManMisterC said...

You don't know what you are talking about -- this wine deserves 9 corks. try drinking it BEFORE you use mouthwash.

Just kidding, I am sure it sucks.