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Reviews for 2017

November 2017 - Spain & Portugal

November 2017 - Spain & Portugal
This month's Wine feature is Spanish & Portuguese Wines

Spain & Portugal Reviews

Ignia 2015 Portuguese Red Portugal
92 points
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of dried figs, cigar box, plum sauce, and fruit leather with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and an even, complex, medium-long roasted root vegetables, root beer, and spice cabinet finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak. A concentrated and inky wine for the richest meals.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Portuguese Red Wine
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Vale de Lobos 2013  Touriga Nacional
92 points
Garnet black color. Minty aromas of menthol, cherry, and dried lavender with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a sleek, nuanced, medium-long stone pine, slate, and forest berries finish with medium, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A vibrant and mentholated red with firm tannins for delicious meals.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Portuguese Red Wine
Vale de Lobos 2013 Grand Escolha Tejo
90 points
Deep purple color. Rustic aromas of dried figs, dried orange, bramble, vanilla, and earth with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length tart red apples, mixed peppercorns, coriander, oregano, and thyme finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A savory and intriguing red that will be a highlight at the table.
OJA! 2016  Monastrell-Syrah
87 points
Black garnet color. Aromas of black currant, black cherry, vanilla bean, and prune with an bright, dry medium-to-full body and an appealing, medium-long dried banana and pickle relish finish with medium tannins. A supple and easy Spanish red.
87 points $15.99