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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

VINTAGES

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UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

JOAO M. BARBOSA LAPA DOS

GAIVOES 2014

Vinho Regional Alentejano

TASTING NOTE: A blend of Touriga Nacional,

Trincadeira, Aragonez, Tinta Barroca and Syrah that

delivers just the harmonious, complex experience

that’s creating such excitement around the dry wines

of Portugal. Dark and red fruit on the nose and

palate along with touches of mocha and spice with

refined tannins on the finish. Try with a slow-cooked

stew of lamb and root vegetables. (Vintages panel,

March 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

523605

(XD) 750 mL

$18.95

2

QUADRUS RESERVA 2011

DOC Douro

TASTING NOTE: This is Touriga Nacional and Tinta

Roriz (Tempranillo) with a splash of Sousão. Floral

with dense black and red fruit, cassis and cocoa,

with prevailing oak influences. This will continue to

evolve for another 2+ years but can be enjoyed

tonight with rosemary-rubbed prime rib. (Vintages

panel, June 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

534271

(XD) 750 mL

$30.95

2

SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES

ALTANO 2015

DOC Douro

TASTING NOTE: A ripe and smooth wine that has

generous black fruits and a light touch of tannins.

Coming from a good vintage, the wine is rich, packed

with fruit and ready to drink. Best Buy. Score:

87

(Roger Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

, Aug. 1, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

579862

(XD) 750 mL

$13.95

2

ITALY

– ROSÉWINE

TUSCANY

ALÍE ROSÉ 2016

IGT Toscana

(Frescobaldi)

TASTING NOTE: ... elegantly shaped bottle with a

luminous ... pink color that reminds one of coral pearls.

It is a wine that has style, not only in appearance,

but [in] its taste as well. Any IGT from Tuscany, it is a

different kind of blend of Syrah and Vermentino, grape

varieties that benefit greatly from being grown close

to the sea, where the wine derives its scents of wild-

flowers, wild strawberries and a hint of lemon zest

with just a wisp of the mineral-laced sea breeze.

Served well chilled ... (Dwight Casimere,

thetime

sweekly.com

, May 12, 2017)

Easygoing & Fruity

527788

(XD) 750 mL

$23.95

2

PORTUGAL

– REDWINE

ANETO RED 2011

DOC Douro

TASTING NOTE: 40%Touriga Nacional, 30%

Touriga Franca, 30%Tinta Roriz. Elegant and very

expressive nose of black currants, violets, cigar box

and eucalyptus. Vanilla notes from the oak on the

rich palate. Tannins are smooth with good acidity.

Charming finish, some hints of bitter, dark chocolate.

Score:

Silver

(Decanter World Wine Awards, 2014)

Full-bodied & Smooth

314930

(XD) 750 mL

$16.95

2

DAC TINTO 2014

DO Dão

(Quinta da Pellada)

TASTING NOTE: Alvaro Castro is one of the rare

creative geniuses in the wine world who designs out-

landish concept wines ... and also manages to put out

pretty, beautifully grown, inexpensive reds that would

make any sensiblewine buyer rush to the store for the

latest release. DAC is part of the latter category, a blend

of touriga nacional, jaen, tinta roriz and alfrocheiro,

local varieties Castro tends organically at vineyards his

family has owned for centuries, 1,600 feet into the

foothills of the Serra da Estrela. There’s nothing pushed

or challenging about it, just the clarity that granite soils

bring to the wine’s red raspberry, pomegranate and

plum flavors, light, pretty and cheerful. Score:

91

(

wineandspiritsmagazine.com

, April 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

523589

(XD) 750 mL

$16.95

2