Monday, June 28, 2010
J.P. Vinhos 2001 Tinto da Anfora (Portugal)
Sorry for being out of touch for awhile, for all those who have emailed let me answer your questions thusly: yes I have been drinking and tasting but I have been away from an internet connection, so it makes it hard to make public notes on the wines. Now, no more excuses, on to this wine. This is a blend of four indigenous Portuguese grapes and one international (Cabernet Sauvignon) ... as for why this was tonight's wine - the red end of the capsule caught my eye (I know real scientific reasoning here). From first sip to last swallow there was always sediment in my glass - in fact the inside of the bottle was covered in it, I could have made a sand castle with what was in the bottom of my glass. The nose was a bit pruny with hints of stewed prunes and chocolate (I know it sounds odd but some how it worked). Palate was a touch on the sweet dried black fruit and spice side, this wasn't fresh fruit - it was dried and chewy. This wine has held up pretty well although I'm glad I didn't wait any longer to drink it.
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