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    Churchill's Estates Douro 2008
    Other Red Blends - Portugal

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    • WS88
    • WE87
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 88 Wine Spectator, 87 The Wine Advocate, 87 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 110357

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A deep but lively and youthful colour. On the nose, distinctive ripe fruit and floral characters combining with discreet wood flavours contribute towards a fine and complex aroma.

    In the mouth an elegant wine with a rich flavour and well integrated tannins to give a very long and well balanced finish to the palate.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Firm, with leafy notes behind the flavors of cherry, red plum and red currant. There's a minerally cut to the juicy finish, as well as some chocolate mint notes. Drink now through 2015. 8,333 cases made.

    88 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 TINTO (CHURCHILL’S ESTATES) is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional and 30% each of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, aged for 12 months in a mixture of new and old oak. Nicely constructed, with an earthy nose and velvety feel to it, this has some power and punch, along with some real intensity and a little depth. I liked the texture best, closely followed by the structure, more than the somewhat sauvage nose. It should hold nicely. If it is your style, there’s a lot here to admire at a reasonable price. Drink now-2018.

    87 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A juicy wine, showing ripe fruit and sweet acidity. It feels soft and fresh, the lively fruit much more important than the lean structure.

    87 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    DC Wine (11/12/2011)
    Ok wine. If you like the typical Portuguese grapes, you'll like this wine.
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    Scott N (12/17/2011)

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