2015 MALHADINHA NOVA TINTO. Alentejo, Portugal
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Area: The Alentejo is the quiet, rural, forgotten area of southern Portugal (well away from the commercially successful Algarve)
Grape Variety: 55% Alicante Bouschet, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Trinta Miuda, 3% Touriga Nacional, 3% Syrah; matured for 17 months in new French oak barrels
Producer: Owned by the Soares family, vineyards only planted in 2000, with the first wines released from 2003. They have a smart hotel and restaurant on site - do visit!
Cellar Potential: Young - best given an hour in a decanter. At its best 2020-2025
Old Bridge Rating: Fine example of modern Portuguese wine at its very best. Wild, exotic fruit flavours and sleek, polished winemaking.
Only 2 bottles in stock.
Press Reviews: "A blend of five varieties. Lovely freshness: bright with nice definition and texture to the lively cherry and berry fruits. An elegant style with some structure to the pure fruit. 94/100" - www.wineanorak.com
£53.00 per bottle
£50.35 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£47.70 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles