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Quinta de Lemos Dona Santana Red 2009 Portugal  Dao Red Wine  Red Blend 26376 18519 750ml


Quinta de Lemos Dona Santana Red 2009 Portugal  Dao Red Wine  Red Blend 26376 18519 750ml

Product ID: 26376
Region: Portugal, Dao
Varietal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Mencia, Alfrocheiro
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2009
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
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"Very fragrant, with sweet and appealing ripe fruit standing out, round and full in the mouth with well-measured tannins. Final aroma with sweet spices, making it an appealing and attractive wine." —winemaker

Blend: 60% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 10% Jaen (Mencia), 10% Alfrocheiro

Wine Anthology review:
Dona Santana takes the traditional Portuguese red blend and runs with it: with a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen (also known as Mencia) and Alfrocheiro, there is a lot of complexity to appreciate. It's full and ripe in the mouth and features abundant juicy primary fruit, especially considering its long aging period. Peppery spice and cola notes jump out to add some sassy crispness to the affair.
"Focused and pure-tasting, offering powerfully crisp flavors of dark currant, cherry and crushed red plum, accented by slate and white pepper notes. Medium-grained tannins show on the spicy finish. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and Alfrocheiro. Drink now through 2019. 112 cases imported." —Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator

"All four of Dâo’s indigenous red grapes—Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and Alfrocheiro—are in this blend. It is rich and fruity wine, showing a lightly perfumed character against ripe black fruit tones. Drink now." —Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"The 2009 Dona Santana was aged for 18 months in French oak (70% used, 30% new). Coming in at 14.3% alcohol, it is a blend of 60% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 10% Jaen and 10% Alfrocheiro. Quite charming, this is a lovely and fresh wine with reasonable concentration, good balance and finesse. It is rounder, more accessible and not as tannic as some the winery has produced, but it is no wimp and it has structure. Its juicy and delicious finish will win it some fans who might like it as well as, or better than, some of the bigger boys. Drinking nicely now, it may exceed expectations in the short to mid-term, but it may not have quite the potential for improvement of some of the upper-level wines. Yet, as it sat and aired, its structure seemed fine. It is easily the best value point in the lineup, a can't-miss buy here. It is completely charming, tastes great and doesn't have a hair out of place, seeming serious, yet bursting with flavor. I liked this when I saw it in Portugal, but retasting it at home proved how fine its balance and structure is. There were 43,154 bottles produced. Drink now-2022." —Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate

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