Sunday, May 23, 2010

Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte 2008

This Portuguese red, an Alentejano, is a quite nice wine if allowed to breathe for an hour or so (else the tannins dominate in an unpleasant way). It combines blackberry and plum elements with a touch of spicy chocolate and doesn't break up at the finish. My guess is that a year or two in the bottle will improve it further. Unfortunately, once again the PA price of $8.99 is off the wall, it's available at any number of places in NJ for two dollars less.

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