Saturday, October 11, 2008

2006 Altano Douro Reserva

This Portuguese wine is from Symington Family Estates, and I tried it at a tasting. I don't have extensive notes, but I wanted to talk about it 1) because of my constant urging for people to try Portuguese wines and 2) I found it to have a really interesting nose. I smelled cotton candy! It had a super sweet nose and it smelled just like cotton candy. In the mouth I got a lot of green veggies, as well as cherries.

The wine clocks in at 13.3 percent alcohol, and 3,000 cases were made. The winemakers were Charles Symington and Pedro Correia. I didn't get the price of this bottle, but I believe it sells for less than $20. For more info about the harvest (early rain, "violent hail" and heat waves) click here.

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