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2004 Casal dos Prazeres Douro Xara

  • 2004 Casal dos Prazeres Douro Xara – Portugal, Douro (9/26/2006)
    Deep reddish color, with marroon tinge. Nose shows some violet that gives way to blackberry, smoke and light minerals. In the mouth the tannins are strong with a rich medium acidity. Dried out and showing only simple fruit the nose really is the star of the show while the palate lacks a bit of pizazz. Cherry and some spices are the main flavors. In the end a nice wine that just needed a bit more richness on the palate to become a stunning wine.
    3 grape
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