Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Charamba Douro 2007

This is dry red wine from the Douro region of Portugal is made from the varieties used to make Port: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional.

There is nothing shy about this wine. It has a very deep color and expressive aromas that are both elegant and powerful. Flowers, red and black fruits. Firm in the middle but flavors emerge nicely on the finish. I don't detect any oak, but the fruit tannins should carry this wine a long way. At $5 a bottle, how can you go wrong?

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