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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Reserva dos Enólogos 2006

16.5 / 20
Producer: Quinta do Monte de Oiro
Region: Lisboa
Country: Portugal

A limited edition from this great producer near Alenquer - nearby Lisbon - this red made with Syrah and Petit Verdot has a live, dark ruby color.

The nose starts by showing a lot of oak and toast notes at first, although it's easily perceived that there's much more in the background. As it opens, black cherries and spices start coming to the foreground, strong and intense, while some olives and some mint also pop up here and there.

Average bodied, feeling somewhat tamed but still with some strong tannins, the wine shows good, balanced flavors where ripe dark fruits mingle together with oaky flavors and hints of spices. Nice, medium long finish that brings back the olives and vegetable notes along with spices.

Tasted on 2012-02-23

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