Barbi: It has a blackberry taste to it, not tart though. And I probably shouldn’t do my nails while we taste the wine.
Chris: It’s not bad.
Barbi: Really?! That’s all you’ve got?
Chris: It’s smooth, not sticky.
Barbi: Okay, what else?
Chris: It’s smooth.
Barbi: Okay “Henry” (in reference to my 7 year-old son who describes things very simply as most kids do).
Chris: It smells good.
Barbi: What does it smell like?
Chris: It’s fruity but not sweet. It has a really nice finish that matches the wine itself. It doesn’t taste different.
Barbi: Do you notice anything outstanding about it?
Chris: Not really. It’s not sticky, it’s really smooth. It has a really nice color actually. It’s kind of pink inside, but that just may be because I’m staring at it in front of a laptop.
Barbi: LOL! Okay, what are your final words about it? Would you buy it again?
Chris: How much does this wine cost?
Chris: Yes! For this price I would definitely buy this again. It’s smooth like a pinot, but there’s not a lot of complexity to it. It’ s heavier for sure but a good solid wine.
- Producer: Carvalhas
- Region: Douro, Portugal
- Vintage: 2011
- Varietal: Tinto
- Grapes: 40% Tougiga Nacional, 40% Tinto Roriz, 20% Tougiga Franca
- Store: Total Wine
- Cost: US$8.99
- Where tasted: Home
- When tasted: May 6, 2014 – 9pm
- Who tasted: Barbi, Chris
- Food: None
- Music: Spotify – Jazz Radio