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2008 Conceito Contraste Tinto

Retail: $29.99

$19.99

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Rating
90 Pts Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2008

Varietal(s)
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb

Nose

ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb

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Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2008 Estate Tinto is revisited this issue as part of the vertical of Conceito's Estate wines. Showing plenty of power, but less depth than its predecessors, this is otherwise much along the same lines: tannins front-and-center, hits of oak still present, the fruit a touch austere. It should still hold beautifully for the rest of the decade at the least and it may yet improve. Its more lifted and fresher feel makes it very appealing, but its relative lack of concentration becomes obvious compared to its siblings as it airs out over a couple of hours.

This issue features verticals of the Conceito Estate Tinto and Branco--the flagship red and white. As is always the case, of course, library wines are not necessarily readily available and if you find them prices may vary. I have used the current release price just as an indicator here.

The Tintos show a remarkable consistency in some respects. As time goes on, they develop more finesse, but they all open with serious backbones. They also, happily, manage to have fresh fruit and a generally lifted feel to them. Also notable is the winery's ability to make nice wine in off vintages. The differences between "great" and "mediocre" vintages is not so vast here. Somehow, owner Rita Marques manages to maintain consistency. Pick a year--it's hard to be disappointed. That is the sign of a fine winery."

Product Description:

"This wine is lively, fresh with impeccable dark fruit complimented by black pepper, black and red fruit aromas, great intensity of minerals, together with a light touch of oak. On the palate it has seamless balance of fruit and tannins that come together to a very persistent, fine and elegant finish." -Winery

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