Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sogrape 2005 Dão Callabriga

Drinkers of a certain age will remember Sogrape from the bottle of Mateus. Sogrape is the largest wine producer in Portugal, and produces some interesting dry wines worth tasting even after one's outgrown Mateus.

I aerated this vigorously and let it rest for most of the day after opening.

Near-opaque purple/red color.

Plum and prune smell, oak underneath that.

Full flavor of black cherry and plum, nicely balanced with just a bit of oak. That this wine is so balanced is what most impresses me. I have lately been pleased by each of my bottles of dry Portuguese wines.

A very good bottle for $16.99, worked well with lasagna dinner.

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