Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

6 Top Portuguese Values Tasted 8/2014

2. Vista Touriga Nacional Reserva (2010)

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Imported by: Iberia Wines & Spirits Ct Aromatically this is very interesting with gamy, beefy aromas laced with notes of dried apricots, honeysuckle, a hint of black pepper and dark oak spice all bound up in rich raspberry fruit. it is not completely unlike a northern rhone Syrah. Rich, polished and smooth in the mouth,this is both a bit brighter and more transparent than many modern styled wines from Portugal. It’s got some attractive inner mouth perfumes and medium plus body with flavors of blue plums and wild black berries on the palate nicely supported by well judged tannins and that acidity that adds freshness even as the creamy cafe au lait oak pops up on the backend. Nicely focused right through the moderately long and nicely fruit driven finish. Very impressive from a region that gets little attention. 89pts
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  • 1374479Takret I discovered Grao Vasco 40 years ago on a visit to Portugal and have been drinking it ever since when I can find it in London! It s a very dependable, unpretentious, almost old-fashioned wine , ideal for daily drinking Gary

  • 89065Gregory Dal Piaz Old fashioned for sure, and an everyday value for those of us who cut our teeth on old fashioned wines when they were just in fashion! I love wines like these and find them with some frequency in Portugal, a land of undiscovered values!

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