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Quinta Do Portal Frontaria 2009

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Bernadette Cordeiro rated this wine as 87/100
Heather Wall rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

90 Points Best Buy Wine Enthusiast. Juicy blend of Portuguese varietals - Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional. The first nose emits an earthiness with floral and juicy berries. The palate lends a little more with rose petal, caramel, sweet spices. Good balanced acidity and smooth tannins. Good value. Drink now.
Tasted: April 2015
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

FBS,JS86(2.5), NM87(BV), WC4.0

John Szabo, MS

Here's a simple but solid value all around with lots of appeal, which drinks like a commercial California brand at twice the price. It offers a fresh, bright, fruity, slightly sweet impression, with warming alcohol and modest depth/length. Tasted March 2013. Value Rating: **1/2
Jane Staples rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tinta Roriz 40%, Touriga Franca 40% and Touriga National 20% with a nose showing spicy red berry nose and the palate showing ripe red cassis, raspberry, cherries, baking spice, oak and a touch of tobacco. Dry with a long ripe red berry finish.

Natalie's Review

Quinta Do Portal Frontaria 2009, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: Full-bodied, smooth and savoury with black fruit aromas and flavours. This wine was aged in French oak barrels. Perfect for a pepper steak. Drink: 2013-2016. 324533 13.50% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. April 4, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Complete Cheese Pizza Wine  Full Review




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