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Carm Douro Tinto 2011

Carm Douro Tinto 2011
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SKU 09424


On the nose, very fresh and elegant with notes of berries and black cherries, balanced with enticing nuances of "liquorice", and the aroma complexed by discrete notes madeira. The mouth is hot, showing firm tannins soft texture and very persistent end. This wine accompanies meats, cheeses and, in general, Mediterranean cuisine.
Category Red Wine
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Carm
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Tinto is a blend of 30% Tinta Roriz , 30% Touriga Franca and 40% Touriga Nacional, 50% aged in used barrels for 12 months and coming in at 14.5% alcohol. Rather pure, yet quite rich and viscous in its youth for this basic Tinto, this seems like quite a delicious mouthful, bright, juicy and laced with sweet, young fruit flavor. What I always like best about this rather consistent bottling is its fresh demeanor coupled with fine balance. It won't ever be the best ager (the Reserva will do better there and eventually separate itself) and there is not a lot of complexity, but it is a very nice entry level that should make a lot of friends in the short to mid-term if you like its exuberant, fruity and fresh style. With air, indeed, it shows it has a bit more structure than first seems apparent, as some tannic pop appears. Drink now-2019.

Mark Squires, February 2013