Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto 2017 750ml
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Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto 2017

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Deep violet in color with a powerful bouquet of ripe black fruit, spice and rose, this tinto is elegant on the palate with soft tannins and vibrant acidity leading to a long and expressive finish. Pairs well with portabella mushroom burgers or spicy beef stirfry.
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The 2017 Tinto is a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional, with roughly equal parts of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Alicante Bouschet and 5% Castelão for the rest, all aged for 18 months in used French oak. It comes in at 14.3% alcohol. The increase in Touriga works well for this wine this year. Silky and fresh, this shows off big fruit that has strong flavors but never in a jammy or candied way. The expressive blue fruits are delectable on the finish, then mingle with some hints of red fruits. There is a limitation in terms of power. It's relatively soft and ready to drink now. It can age, the winery suggests even better than indicated, but aging it 10 years will not necessarily be its highest and best use. It's pretty terrific now, though, so let's lean up.

Michael Schachner, December 30, 2021

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