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Forgotten Field 2005 Wine Review

Forgotten Field 2005

Forgotten Field 2005


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Wine Type: Red Wine

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Jenni Onyschuk reviewed this wine as follows:

2005 Forgotten Field- A Portuguese Delight
I’m not sure when I picked up this particular bottle but as per my usual trips to my local I was probably just wanting to try something new.
2005 Forgotten Field
Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonez & Touriga Nacional
Sometimes I’ll take a peek at the back to see what “they” have to say about what I should taste but instead I dove right in. Immediate Vanilla notes danced on my nose. I was entranced by its dazzling array of flavors which included but certainly are not exclusive to dirt, tobacco, ripe blackberries and very soft tannins. This lovely vino has great balance, structure and general likeability. A great way to be enjoying a couple indigenous varietals from the beautiful Portugal!
With these particular indigenous grapes I get a sense of pride in my purchase. Aragonez is comparable to one of my favorite Italian grapes Tempranillo; which is big and juicy in flavor and well composed but serious tannins. And the noble Touriga Nacional (once considered to be the noblest grape in Portugal, or possibly world wide) which gives this blend its complexity and structure (this variety is one of the secrets behind the greatness of Vintage Port).
An easily likeable and approachable blend, I suggest trying a bottle.
Would par well with Pork, meaty White Fish (Halibut, Sea Bass, Basa), well-marbled Beef, or a Rotisserie Chicken.
Give it a try… Delish!

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