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Quinta das Carvalhas Touriga Nacional Douro, 2016 750ml

James Suckling-Douro, Portugal - ""This has a spiced nose with aromas of dried currants, dill, caraway seed and crushed rocks. It's medium-bodied with sleek, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy. Drink or hold.""

COUNTRY / STATE
REGION
WINE TYPE
STYLE
Concentrated
ABV
14%
TASTE
Chocolate, Blackberry
BODY
Medium-bodied
SKU
129993750-1

Quinta das Carvalhas Touriga Nacional Douro, 2016 750ml

$19.99
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