Altano Douro Tinto 2015

$12.99
$12.34

SKU 43113

750ml

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Deep, crimson colour. This Altano red reveals scented oral aromas and focused, fresh fruit, re ecting the very good year in which Touriga Franca shone. Simultaneously full and silky on the palate, well defined red fruit avours come to the fore, enveloped in soft, ripe tannins and spicy notes. Generous, well-structured and elegant.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Altano
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine SpectatorThis well-structured red shows a ripe core of glazed cherry and currant flavors, with tangy undertones of licorice and spice. Hints of floral and dried herb detail the finish. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases imported.

Gillian Sciaretta, February 2018
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Wine EnthusiastA ripe and smooth wine that has generous black fruits and a light touch of tannins. Coming from a good vintage, the wine is rich, packed with fruit and ready to drink.

Roger Voss, August 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Altano is another example of how the 2015 reds have fine intensity of flavor. It is a roughly equal blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, aged for four months in French oak (80%) and stainless steel (20%). It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. (This wine is bottled in batches; the one I tasted was from the first bottling in February 2017.) At the moment, this is a friendly and fruit forward red, vivid in flavor, light and bright. It never has a lot of concentration and it is made to drink young. Right now you'll like it a lot as a picnic wine. The winemaker advises that the 2010 and 2011 are drinking well, but this is not a wine that rewards aging. Hint: it's a nice value, today.

Mark Squires, August 2017

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