Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

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4. Murcas Douro Rosa Assobio (2009)

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Oaky and reticent on the nose with notes of bay leaf and African violet slowly rising from the glass, along with hints of dried plum and kirsch. This is a fascinating wine. It is oaky but neither heavy nor sweet, well-fruited but with the oak continuously making its presence known. The texture is quite attractive. Soft tannins and bright acidity make for a refreshing drink, but then the tannins show a bit of cocoa-dusted dryness before the slightly roasted strawberry and plum-like fruit pops on the mid-palate. The fruit reaches for the finish before the toasty oak spice and a light pepper overtake it once again. I'm usually not a fan of assertively oaked wines, but in this case it works quite well. Find the right food and you'll have yourself a winner here - I recommend a fatty roasted pig. 89pts
 
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  • 342828boccaccio Another great and under appreciated wines. Great with Beef. It is a must in the cellar.


  • 342828boccaccio A great little winery to visit in Portugal. They have a small B&B and you can dinner is available upon request. The grapes are foot stomped not machine crushed. Take your time to enjoy the wine and the view from the patio. It lives up to the 4 glass rating.



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