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Laura Lorenzo DaTerra Viticultores Portela do Vento 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: It was simply an OUTSTANDING Spanish red.

Producer/Winery: Laura Lorenzo; Manzaneda, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend – 90% Mencia and 10% Alicante, Merenzao, Mouraton and Gran Negro.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Ribeira Sacra; Galicia, Spain.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $29.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Smoked ham, scalloped potato and cheddar cheese casserole with roasted cabbage

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby with a slight purple tint and a lighter purple rim. Powerful cherry, sweet spice, wood smoke and believe-it-or-not…floral aromas. Smooth entry, intense, concentrated and bold mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 60-grit texture. Cherry, raspberry and cranberry flavors with glimmers of hard-rock mineral and fresh cut herbs. Lots of bright acidity, firm tannins and a very long flavorful and tannic finish. This was filled with intense aromas, concentrated flavors and a scrumptious and exciting mouthfeel. The wine improved enormously as we sipped it and became more complex with each pour. By the time we got to the last few sips we were both commenting how spectacularly this evolved and become so delicious. It has been a long time since we have had a wine with this much texture and scrumptious mouth feel at anywhere near this price point. It was simply an OUTSTANDING Spanish red.

    Note: Attached to the bottle just below the wax seal was an easily removable folded information card in both Spanish and English. Included were descriptions about: growing conditions, harvesting and wine-making. Although it may seem like a trivial thing, having this information available when we were drinking the wine GREATELY added to our enjoyment.

Comments:

See our reviews of other Laura Lorenzo wines.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Wax sealed 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Llaurador Wines; Fairfax, California.