After Spain, Portuguese red wines are one of my top go-to areas and we just don’t see enough of them at Costco, so this was a welcome site, especially at only $7.99.
I was also intrigued to learn that this wine was ranked #60 on Wine Spectator’s list of the Top 100 of 2017. That’s a good bonus, since of all the wine critics, I typically agree on the Spectator ratings more than others.
The blend is 30% Syrah, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinto Roriz and 10% Alicante Bouschet; some familiar grapes in here as far as the Portuguese reds go, and they came together nicely.
A bit of perfume on the nose, and aromatic overall; medium in body; loaded with dark fruit, spicy black cherry and blackberry, some mocha notes mid-palate, and an ok finish that dies out perhaps a little too fast, but again we’re only into this wine for $8 so it’s hard to expect much more.
I’m glad I came across this bottle, and hope you see it near you. I also hope this is an indication that Costco is adding some more Portuguese wines to the fold.
And note, Wine.com used to carry this wine, but they are out of stock. Their price was $24.99, which is the same as Spectator referenced in their list. So at $8, it’s a super value buy.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 points
Costco item number: 1153043
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA