Friday, December 4, 2009

Terra de Lobos Castelao/Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

It's a truism that a lot of reds have to breathe a good hour or so to be drinkable, and this Portuguese is no exception to the rule. If drunk straightaway there is a somewhat unpleasant, almost bitter dominance of oak, but once this dissipates one is rewarded with a nice blend of raspberry and cherry notes. At $7.99 this is priced a little on the high side.

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