2012 Foz de Arouce Tinto

You may not know the region, you've probably not heard of the winery, but you really should give this wine a try. It's intense and rich, having been matured in small oak barrels before bottling. Now at 5 years of age it's a its peak. Enjoy with hearty meat dishes.

Wine Spectator - QUINTA DE FOZ DE AROUCE Tinto 2012 – 91 points (Best Buy)

“João Portugal Ramos makes this wine at this father-in-law’s estate near Coimbra; its consistent excellence raises the question as to why no one else has planted vines nearby. This is 80 percent baga, the balance touriga nacional the main selection from 150 acres of vines planted on schist-based soil a 45-minute drive southwest from Cantanhede in Bairrada. This vintage captures the cool spice of baga in a firm, juicy red. There’s energy in the length of the wine, the clarity and delicate pointedness of the acidity balanced with a touch of chocolate softness in the tannins.”