A floral red wine from Setubal in Portugal
Setubal may be primarily known for its fortified wines but this dry red wine it good too! The 2013 Boas Quintas, Herdade de Gambia, Peninsula de Setubal is quite aromatic with floral notes and black fruit. The flavors follow in the mouth where the wine is youthful in profile with a slight, bitter aspect. I personally enjoy the tannins right now so while you could hold on to this, I see no reason to do so. Just drink it up while we transition into Spring. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2013 Boas Quintas, Herdade de Gambia, Peninsula de Setubal – $17
Imported by Matadorvino. This wine is a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional, 25% Shiraz, and 10% Aragonez. Alcohol 14%. The nose is floral and increased with underlying black fruit and just a hint of sweetness. In the mouth the focused, ripe core of fruit is expansive in the middle with a moderate structure of fine, ripe tannins. The flavor is floral as well and somewhat bitter before the powdered mineral finish. The floral flavor continues into the fresh aftertaste. Good in youth! *** Now – 2018.