Monday, April 11, 2011
V Leite de Faria 2004 Tinto Gloria Reserva (Portugal)
This Portuguese red blend took a little time to come around but once it did it was a pleasure to sip on. A blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca that exhibits nice red and black fruit on the nose with decent spice, cedar and pencil shavings. The palate delivers more spice than fruit but still with enough tannin bite, black cherry and plum notes to keep it all very interesting.