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Premier Wine & Spirits USD 17.99 750ml

Duriense Cedro 2007

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

The 2007 andldquo;CEDRO DO NOVAL,andrdquo; Novalandrsquo;s second wine, is 30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinto Cao, and 35% Syrah (hence, the use of the Duriense rather than Douro appellation). This has resolved well since my last look at it, the Syrah becoming much more fragrant (and a little funky) and the fruit opening. It now has a bright, succulent and juicy finish. It is beautifully structured, too, and built to hold well in the cellar. It is worth extending its drinking window a bit. Note that while it is approachable, it is not yet at peak. If you like its somewhat funky style, it is bargain priced. If you are looking for fruity, soft and sweet, this is not for you. Drink nowandndash;2018.

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Winery: Terre del Cedro
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2007 andldquo;CEDRO DO NOVAL,andrdquo; Novalandrsquo;s second wine, is 30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinto Cao, and 35% Syrah (hence, the use of the Duriense rather than Douro appellation). This has resolved well since my last look at it, the Syrah becoming much more fragrant (and a little funky) and the fruit opening. It now has a bright, succulent and juicy finish. It is beautifully structured, too, and built to hold well in the cellar. It is worth extending its drinking window a bit. Note that while it is approachable, it is not yet at peak. If you like its somewhat funky style, it is bargain priced. If you are looking for fruity, soft and sweet, this is not for you. Drink nowandndash;2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/30/2012

The 2007 ldquo;CEDRO DO NOVAL,rdquo; Novalrsquo;s second wine, is 30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinto Cao, and 35% Syrah (hence, the use of the Duriense rather than Douro appellation). This has resolved well since my last look at it, the Syrah becoming much more fragrant (and a little funky) and the fruit opening. It now has a bright, succulent and juicy finish. It is beautifully structured, too, and built to hold well in the cellar. It is worth extending its drinking window a bit. Note that while it is approachable, it is not yet at peak. If you like its somewhat funky style, it is bargain priced. If you are looking for fruity, soft and sweet, this is not for you. Drink nowndash;2018.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/30/2012

Very pure-tasting, with elegant cherry, plum and smoked meat flavors. Raspberry, olive and savory herb fill the chiseled finish. Shows real pedigree, with fine tannins and plenty of power. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2016.



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