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Howard's Folly Sonhador Vinho Regional Alentejano Portuguese Red Wine 750mL

Howard's Folly Sonhador Vinho Regional Alentejano Portuguese Red Wine 750mL
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Tasting Notes from the Importer "Deep, dark red colour, almost opaque fresh and attractive aromas of plums, cherries and black currants The palate is smooth, elegant and supple, with great balance and a firm supportive tannic structure." This imported blend is 50% Syrah, 40%Alicante Bouschet, 10% Touriga Nacional, but is under the same name and vintage as the blend in the Wine Advocate Review, so might be slightly different from that review.

88 Points Wine Advocate February 2015 "The 2011 Tinto Sonhador Howard's Folly is a blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Aragonez, 30% Alicante Bouschet and 10% Touriga Nacional, sourced from 16-year-old vines at 600 meters altitude in the Portalegre sub-region of Alentejo. It was aged for nine months in a mixture of used French and American oak and comes in at 14% alcohol. This just screams "elegance" at you. Graceful and understated, its texture is velvety and there is not a hair out of place. The mid-palate doesn't project concentration, but it does have that feel of finesse and subtle concentration-–rather than seeming thin-–that many fine wines manage. It finishes with juicy fruit and bursts of flavor. It demonstrates a little more vibrancy and a bit more firmness as it airs out. The ripe tannins give it a "drink-me-now" feel, but I doubt that it will reward long aging or become particularly complex. It should hold decently for several years. Don't ogle this debonair wine, just drink it. You'll be happy, and in the short run happier than the score suggests. This is not yet imported, but it runs around 15 euros in Portugal." - Mark Squires

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