If you are on the charm-over-power side of the red wine world you probably entertain Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Rhone reds. But have you tried Dao reds from Portugal? With a little age these can be very seductive â€“ with warm, peppery/earthy flavours. And of course thereâ€™s the â€˜distinctively differentâ€™ Portuguese flavor too.
This Duque is smooth and mellow from age. And a great value. The perfect partner for a winter, oven-roasted supper.
P.S. Come to Lisbon with me in September and Iâ€™ll blow your mind with some amazing Dao reds. And other Portuguese treats.
SOGRAPE VINHOS 09 Dao â€˜Duque de Viseuâ€™, PortugalÂ 546309 Vintages $13.95