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Vinha do Souto, Quinta da Fonte Souto - Symington Family Estates 2017


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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Portugal2017Vinha do Souto, Quinta da Fonte Souto - Symington Family EstatesBT33428.0012 3947.555556Vinha do Souto, Quinta da Fonte Souto0.75
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Tasting Notes

Black core with purple rim. Intense ripe and rich dark fruit with a damson-like richness on the nose – ripe but not overripe. The Alicante Bouschet dominates the aroma. On the palate, generous, dense and ripe, packed with fruit and powerful but still fresh. Long and spicy. Even with all the fruit sweetness there is a more savoury side that I associate with the Syrah and the tannins are compact and dense but powder fine. Very good and a long life ahead. Could perhaps do with having a little less ripeness for greater finesse? There’s almost a slightly porty impression on the finish when you taste it at room temperature – dried fruit and high alcohol – but tasted slightly cooler this is not as evident. Very good for a first vintage and bearing in mind they will have had little influence on the vines yet. 2022 - 2030

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2019
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