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14th February 2010

Quinta de Chocapalha, Tinto 2006, Portugal
Dense, dark and liquoricy on the nose, this blend of various Portuguese grapes with a touch of Syrah has a serious, sinewy quality with edgy cherry and dark plum fruit, and a savoury, earthy appeal. On the palate it is firm and focused, with a lean, blackcurrant and olive seam running through the wine. This is the opposite of jammy, the edgy, savoury quality staying fresh and focused with juicy tannins and acidity and considerable length. Note, price is £9.99, not £9.72 as stated in video, from Corney & Barrow.

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