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Alice Vieira de Sousa Reserve Red 2018 Wine Review

Alice Vieira de Sousa Reserve Red 2018

Alice Vieira de Sousa Reserve Red 2018

Douro D.O.C., Portugal

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2021-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Alice

Agent: Lamprecht International

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Vieira De Sousa Reserve 2018 is a full-bodied and toasty red wine blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) grapes aged in French oak barrels. Savoury on the nose with ripe dark fruit, toasty oak spice and vanilla aromas, this vintage is rich and vibrant with dark plum, smoky vanilla and spicy flavours balanced with vibrant acidity on the palate. Tannins are grippy. Pair with grilled meats. A fantastic value Douro red under $18.

Reserve Red food pairings: meat pasta with rich tomato sauce, meat lover's pizza, feta cheese stuffed lamburgers.

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This Alice Vieira de Sousa Reserve Red 2018 was reviewed on June 11, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Trent Mayers rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Portugal is full of great values worth discovering. However, the grapes employed are not well known outside Portugal, which may give pause since they are unfamiliar. Take this red made with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz, which is actually a wonderfully complex, dry, full bodied wine well worth trying. It shows red currant, black cherry, black plum, cedar, spice, vanilla, and tobacco leaf. It is still tannic and can age, but you can take pleasure in it now by pairing with burgers, steak, or pork from your BBQ that will moderate the tannins.
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