Reserva 2007 - 87 Points, Wine Advocate/ ... The 2007 PERIQUITA RESERVA is a blend of 45% Castelao, with 30% Touriga Nacional and 25% Touriga Fran... Read more
Periquita Reserva - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ A Portuguese classic, this is bright, elegant, and charming, with succulent, juicy fruit... Read more
Periquita Reserva 2005 - 90 Points, Wine Review Online/ Periquita (which means “parrot” in Portuguese) is an historic property originally planted ... Read more
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Reserva 2007 - 87 Points, Wine Advocate/ ... The 2007 PERIQUITA RESERVA is a blend of 45% Castelao, with 30% Touriga Nacional and 25% Touriga Franca. This adds the depth and structure missing from the regular Periquita reviewed this issue, and is easily worth the few extra bucks. It is the top Periquita now...Silky and graceful, this has an ethereal air to it at times, while still managing to project some grip on the finish and ripe tannins. There is a touch of oak, but it rounds into form relatively quickly. This is very pleasing.
Periquita Reserva - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ A Portuguese classic, this is bright, elegant, and charming, with succulent, juicy fruit that has a certain blueberry overlay.
Periquita Reserva 2005 - 90 Points, Wine Review Online/ Periquita (which means “parrot” in Portuguese) is an historic property originally planted by Jose Maria da Fonseca in the late 19th century. Today, Periquita is one of the leading estates in the Terras do Sado region of southern Portugal, which includes the Setubal Peninsula. UC-Davis trained winemaker Domingos Soares Franco blended Castelao, a widely planted variety that is known throughout Portugal by no fewer than five other names, with Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, tank fermented, then aged the wine in new and used oak for a short eight months. This is an expression of the “new” winemaking in Portugal that backs down on length of barrel maturation, moving the fruit forward. Deep purple-ruby, the aromas are slightly closed with dark fruits and anise that follow through to the flavors. Bright fruit, nicely integrated fine tannins, 13% alcohol and a long balanced finish make this a very satisfying value wine.
Periquita Reserva 2010 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ A rich, darkly tannic wine, extended wood aging brings out a tarry, dense character. On the palate, blackberry fruits dominate, along with a well-defined line of acidity and a dry core. There’s potential to age, so drink from 2016.
Periquita Reserva 2005 - Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition/ Nearly 800 wines were evaluated by 18 winemakers, who were split into six three-person panels. The judges awarded only 84 Golds.
Periquita Reserva 2007 - 89 points, i-winereview.com/ A blend of Castelão (50%), Touriga Nacional (30%) and Touriga Franca (20%), the 2007 Periquita Reserva provides more depth and richness in the mouth than the regular Periquita. It is smooth and silky on the palate with soft tannins and a long finish. Good Value.
Periquita Reserva 2009 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ This is big and juicy, with extra weight imparted by the wood aging. Its flavors of spice and red fruit are laced with acidity. Full bodied and forward, this is quite drinkable
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