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Álvaro Castro Red 2011 Wine Review

Álvaro Castro Red 2011

Álvaro Castro Red 2011

Dão D.O.C., Portugal

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Álvaro Castro

Agent: Tinto Group Incorporated

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Very savoury and meaty with mouth-watering acidity for food. Incredible taste and quality for the price. Stock up as a party wine. Pair with hearty meat dishes.

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This Álvaro Castro Red 2011 was reviewed on May 30, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Dark garnet red with viscous legs and a full, aromatic nose with fresh raspberries & cherries, forest floor, woody notes, vanilla and cinnamon. Delicious palate of ripe red cherries, forest elements, spices, hints of mint and fennel, well-integrated oak and slight leather. Satiny harmonious mouthfeel and a long delicious finish. A wine to savour slowly. Will age for decades. Remarkable value here.
Produced by Quinta da Pellada in the Portuguese wine region of Dão. Owner Alvaro Castro, his daughter Maria, vintner Luis Lopes, and winemaking consultant, Ataide Semedo, made this wine from grapes grown on old vines planted near Alvaro's family's 16th-century home at Quinta da Pellada. The 2011 vintage was a blend of Jaen and Touriga Nacional grapes. - Community Wine Reviews

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