Sunday, October 05, 2014

Symington "Altano" (Douro) 2011 wine review by (PB)

Heavily pigmented black cherry and garnet hue with aromas of rich, sweet "port-like" suggestions accompanied by rich dark berry and raisin and a subtle stewed tomato influence.

Palate--Nice rich flavors of slightly tart and balanced ripe berries with a friendly presence on the palate with touches and finishes of spicy red berries.

The Douro is the home of the great port wines we so love and the fruit in this ultra-value wine from Portugal reminds you of what a port wine might taste like if it wasn't fortified to stop fermentation leaving that gloriously thick and sweet desert wine that comes in so many iterations.

This wine is selling for $9-$11 and it is a must buy. The Wine Spectator gives it a hearty 91 and it lives up to its score. Grab several of these and enjoy for the next couple-4 years and raise many glasses!

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