Thursday, February 18, 2010

Charamba Douro 2007 wine review by (PB)

This wine was sent to us for review and presents with a black cherry hue with big,slightly jammy aromas of black berry and plum.

Palate--White pepper front palate, closed, tannic and tight. I breathed it, decanted and re-reviewed it about 16 hours later. The bouquet is nice and fruity with peppery notes and in the mouth where it counts, this wine is still chunky with sweet though thin fruit and otherwise not all that enticing. At the $10 price point, there's way too much wine out there to settle for something you have to talk yourself into.

All that said--the Douro region of Portugal is producing some really nice wine and at value prices. I would raise a glass of a different Douro or a different year!

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