Quinta do Convento Douro, 2008


A classic Portuguese blend (Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional).  And, get this: Not the 2013 sitting on the shelves in Saskatoon but the 08.  For (just) under $30.  I read online someone called this “all structure and no fruit” and loaded with tannins.  Well not the bottle I scored.  It was weighty, but deeply considered, with layers of dark fruit and very woodsy, menthol and a little bit of char, but at 13.5% drank a dream, as in light tannins and velvety smooth.  Biodynamic to boot.  Score.


Price: $29 before taxes at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.


Market Liquidity: A savoury red with an outstanding finish.

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