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2013 Wine & Soul Pintas Character Tinto, Douro (750ml)

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# PTWSTN13AE
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Grape Varietal: Touriga Nacional
Review Score: 93RAS, 92WA
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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This is a stunning example of Old World Portuguese table red that I fell in love with almost 40 years ago. Rich old vine complexity - super aromatics and very well done.

93 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Feb 2017)

The 2013 Pintas Character is a field blend sourced from 50-year-old vines adjacent to the Pintas vineyard. It was aged for 18 months in a 50/50 mixture new and second use French barriques. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. As with the regular Manoella Tinto submitted this issue, Wine & Soul's second wine is in super form this year. This isn't as inexpensive as its Manoella sibling, to be sure, but it is still a relatively good value point in the lineup. Tight, powerful and nicely concentrated, it is one of the more interesting characters. If it wasn't quite as interesting some two hours later, admittedly, it was no slouch, either. It is not quite ready to drink as it is just a bit astringent and lacking in expression. Give it a couple of years, if possible. If you pop it now, give it a little air. It will come around fairly fast.

92 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 223 - Mar 2016)