Wednesday, November 16, 2022

LeDomduVin: Bacalhoa Quinta do Carmo 'Dom Martinho' Tinto 2017

Bacalhoa Quinta do Carmo 'Dom Martinho' 
Tinto 2017 Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal

I passed by the supermarket the other day and wanted to drink something different. 

I was reading something about Portugal recently about the quality of their wines, which made me laugh as I have been buying, selling, serving and drinking Portuguese wines for the past 30 years, they have always been really good and great value for money too. 

Ok, granted, they are probably better now than they were before due to the changes of technology, techniques and practices in the vineyards and in the cellar over these last 30 years, but still, they were still very good then. 

However, I came across this bottle, about HKD 150, and decided to try it. As per the back label, it is made from a selection of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the key vineyards, named "Dom Martinho" , of Quinta do Carmo (owned by the group "Bacalhoa"). 

Deep, dark color. Earthy nose with aromas of dark fruits and berries, ripe plum, blackberry, and graphite notes. The palate was a bit tight and earthy at first, but really opened up and soften up after a few hours. It was even better the next day. Soft, ripe and supple, medium bodied, layered and ample, without being heavy, due to good acidity to balance the ripeness of the fruit and the earthiness. The tannins are super soft and well integrated, making this wine almost milky, soft and super easy to drink. Not the most complex, but a nice, quaffable wine, without over thinking about it. 

Cheers! Santé! 

- Dom (06-08/11/2022)

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