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OK...Alenquer!!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:52 pm

Bet this has a few scratching the head! All know my love of Spain and Portugal..so today I came across a couple of reds from the Alenquer appellation. Anyone here come across any wines?

http://www.winesofportugal.info/pagina.php?codNode=3901
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Re: OK...Alenquer!!

by Tim York » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:13 am

I posted on an attractive white from Alenquer in the Portugal thread and here is a red which I bought at the same time from a stand at a local food and drink fair. I found the white more distinctive probably because of a cocktail of local grape varieties. The red uses more familiar players and I struggle to identify a sense of place. Blind, I think I would have placed it from somewhere in SW France.

2014 Quinta Dos Platanos Alenquer - Portugal, Lisboa, Alenquer (11/20/2017)
Made from Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah, this was a robust medium+ bodied Atlantic complexioned wine showing round herb infused red fruit, some minerals, decent acidity and ripe tannins. I'm not sure that there is much place distinctiveness but good.

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