Adventure – Art. Terra Amphora Tinto Red 2017

This might not be a surprising wine for one who tastes lots of Portuguese reds – I don’t and this turned out to be something unexpected. If you are like me and want to explore a new world of flavours, go and find it.

Not a flawless one (high VA for a start) and also very rustic, but this untamed beast might seduce you. Such richness and intensity, it has top shelf concentration and power, and a distinctive dried chanterelle mushroom nose I never experienced before. Loaded with ripe and dried black fruit aromas, too. A tad sweet on the palate, but balanced with an amazing wall of chewy, yet not drying tannins. This will shock many, but if look for something new and wild with a big impact, give it a chance.

Wine name: Art. Terra Amphora Tinto Red 2017, Alentejano, Portugal
Rating: outstanding, 91 points.
Price: around € 18.
Stockists: Portevinho in Belgium, Roberts & Speight in UK etc.
Value: good.
Tasted: November, 2021.
Drinking window: now-2024
Source: gift from a friend of mine, Matthew Horkey of Exotic Wine Travel – thanks, Matt!

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