MANZ Pomar Espírito Santo 2016, Lisboa, Portugal

Blended Red from Portugal
Review Date : 30-Jun-2021
Deep ruby-black with a deep purple hue, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full with dense aromas of black olives, earth minerals entwined with plums, blackcurrants and barrel spice elements. Full-ish bodied, nuances of blackcurrants, plums flavours have good ripeness balance, interweave black olives, earthy minerals unfolding barrel spices. The wine is approachable with the bright fruit; fine-grained tannin extraction added structure and spice interest. Match with pulled-lamb shoulder and tahr pie over the next 5 years. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez and Castelão from the village of Cheleiros, destemmed, fermented in stainless steel to 14% alc. Post ferment macerated, 30% aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months, 70% aged in stainless steel vats, further rested 6 months in bottle before release. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) June 2021 RRP $25.99

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