Barao De Vilar Garrafeira 2012

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Douro DOC
Touriga Nacional-based blend

We (along with wine experts and critics everywhere) have been touting the glorious wines of Portugal for years now. It’s a major hot spot for wines that deliver big bang-for-your-buck in the flavor department – as you’ll taste with this special garrafeira (aka Reserve) release from the historic Van Zeller family, who’ve been making top-notch wine in Portugal’s stunning Douro Valley since the early 17th century.

It was crafted in the superb 2011 vintage (which is described as “an exceptional viticultural year” on with a traditional blend of hand harvested local grapes from the remote, sun-drenched Douro Superior.

It starts off in the glass with warm and earthy aromas of fresh-cut herbs, mineral and ripe blackberry. The palate is rich, ripe and rounded, delivering mouthfuls of intense black fruit flavor and spice.

Just the thing for a hearty feast; prompt orders recommended.