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2014 Quinta dos Murcas Portugal Red "Assobio"

Winery: Quinta dos Murcas

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Assobio"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 40% Touriga Franca, 40% Tinta Roriz & 20% Touriga Nacional

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $13

Cases produced: 27,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: March 25, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored blend from Portugal is a very good value. It opens with a black cherry bouquet with hints of dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with notes of plum. I also detected a touch of blueberry and minerality. The finish is dry and has subtle and friendly mild tannins. While this wine is not overly complex, it is tasty and will be liked by many. Serve with your favorite burger recipe. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Deep ruby with purple hues. Aroma: Intense aroma of fresh red berry fruits with spicy oak complexity following barrel maturation. Palate: Well-balanced palate with good fruit depth, mature tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistent finish.

Organic status: not organic

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