Delaforce Touriga National 2009, DOC Douro, Portugal
Portuguese wines are a blend of different native grapes but this wine is made
exclusively using Portugal's most famous red grape, Touriga Nacional.
Maturation in French oak for 12 months and alcohol coming in at 14%.
wine opened up with aromas of plum-blackberry fruit, black currants, spices,
earthy and minerals notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with a rich
combination of fruit, spices and bitter chocolate, balanced acidity and firm,
dusty tannins. Loads of energy, power and concentration on the finish with a
nice tannic grip lingering. Very interesting to try Touriga Nacional on its
own, it give you a better idea what it brings in a blend; a deeper color,
Cabernet Sauvignon like power and concentration and plenty of tannins for long
term ageing. Very enjoyable, score 89 points.
April 13, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (324517) at $18.95