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Alem Syrah/Touriga Nacional Vinho Regional Alentejano 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Hugely herbal and meaty on the nose with plenty of oily, smoky oak, pencil lead, green olive and spicy black peppercorn accenting the tight red and black fruit. This slides right onto the palate with integrated acidity and polished tannins supporting early grilled meat and green olive flavors. Decidedly savory, there is no shortage of fruit here either. Sapid red berry and wild cherry fruit is topped with pink peppercorn spiciness across the palate. The back end reveals a lovely herb edge with a hint of something floral lingering on the moderately long and perfumed finish. The oak is present throughout but never takes the lead here and the lightly blueberry-tinged, savory fruit hangs on for the finish. Decidedly modern but also delicious with a hint of heat showing on the finale. 91pts

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Region: Portugal » Alentejano

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Winery: Quinta d'Além
Color: Red
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Editorial Reviews for Alem Syrah/Touriga Nacional Vinho Regional Alentejano

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
10/25/2012

Hugely herbal and meaty on the nose with plenty of oily, smoky oak, pencil lead, green olive and spicy black peppercorn accenting the tight red and black fruit. This slides right onto the palate with integrated acidity and polished tannins supporting early grilled meat and green olive flavors. Decidedly savory, there is no shortage of fruit here either. Sapid red berry and wild cherry fruit is topped with pink peppercorn spiciness across the palate. The back end reveals a lovely herb edge with a hint of something floral lingering on the moderately long and perfumed finish. The oak is present throughout but never takes the lead here and the lightly blueberry-tinged, savory fruit hangs on for the finish. Decidedly modern but also delicious with a hint of heat showing on the finale. 91pts


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Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
3.50 5
05/16/2011

Very spicy nose, with hints of cloves and cumin. The finish is totally fruity, almost like a fruit snack. Strawberries and cherries run rampant in this Syrah.


Snooth User: Hana Choi
803609935
3.00 5
05/13/2011

Very forward musky and smoky nose that's pretty pleasant on the palate with raisins and dried fruit. Nice acidity.


Snooth User: heathbodell
461225682
4.00 5
10/10/2012

Dark berry on the nose. Dark fruits on the tongue with a nicely balanced finish. Not too tannic, not too fruity...just perfect. I really enjoyed this glass.


Snooth User: Andy Lopez
1141874176
4.00 5
10/10/2012

Full taste, not dry at all. It goes down easily.


Snooth User: Ivesreeves
1163949146
1.50 5
11/30/2012

no, no, no. Very disappointed after reading all the reviews and tasting for myself. Raisin and cornmeal bread pudding on nose translates into dry, almost bitter experience upon taste. Musky finish too, akin to a poorly showered Euro basketballer. No, pass on this when shopping for new wine.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
02/27/2011

Three and a half glasses



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