Alvaro Castro Outeiro Red Dao 2009

Alvaro Castro Outeiro Red Dao 2009:  From a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Alfrocheiro, and 20% Tinto Roriz (aka Tempranillo), the Outeiro Red has an electric ruby color, and displays a lovely, musky perfume of cigar, mushrooms, black and red plums, and dried potpurri.  In the mouth, the wine shows its complexity, with tangy red plum flavors followed by notes of black raspberries, walnuts, molasses, and a dash of licorice, which turn juicy on the backend.  Outstanding and versatile food wine, try this with chorizo, ribs, and grilled meats.  $12.  13% alc.  Drink now-2015.  (91 points)

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