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Howard's Folly Sonhador 2016 Wine Review

Howard's Folly Sonhador 2016

Howard's Folly Sonhador 2016

Alentejo, Portugal

Community Score:90/100

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2022-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.4%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Howard's Folly

Agent: Rubaiyat Wine And Spirit Merch.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

From Hill Valley Ltd., Howard's Folly Sonhador 2016 is a spicy, full-bodied red wine blend of Syrah, Alicante Bouchet, Aragonez and Touriga Nacional sourced from the Portalegre sub-region of the Alentejo. Sixty per cent of the wine is aged up to nine months in mostly French oak barrels with the balance in stainless steel tanks. Look for ripe red berry, cherry, spiced plum, pepper spice flavours rich and silky on the palate. Tannins are ripe. Very approachable now, enjoy it with a mixed grill.

Food pairings: roast lamb, grilled rib eye steaks, duck.

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This Howard's Folly Sonhador 2016 was reviewed on October 8, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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