Tinto, Bojador Vinho De Talha Espaço Rural, Alentejo
Bojador - a monster of a wine
Tastes like: Black Cherry. Blackberry Fruit. Red Berries. Chocolate. Cedar. Firm Tannins. Mineral.
This red comes from the holy trinity of Portuguese grapes; Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira grown on schist soils and their alchemy results in this full bodied and flavoursome beauty with ripe fruit and tannins.
Cape Bojador is located on the Moroccan coast and medieval Portuguese sea captains wouldn't dare sail further south than it due to scores of lost ships and stories of mythical sea monsters.
6 months barrel ageing - Organic (practicing) - Indigenous yeasts
Portugal - 2019 - 14% - 75cl
90 pts Jamie Goode
”Concentrated, with a savoury, spicy, slightly cedary edge To the dense black cherry and blackberry fruit. There’s a gravelly character too. Has bright fruit with firm tannins.”
It is a wine to my taste at an affordable price for everyday drinking. Su