$12, 5 stars, 89 points, Castelão, Naked Wines, portugal, Tinta Roriz, touring nacional, VR Lisboa
Inky ruby colored, this opaque wine looks nearly purple in the glass. The nose has an interesting combination of (French?) oak derived aromas alongside red cherry, pomegranate and raspberry notes. I smell subtle perfume along with spices and a green leaf note. The palate of this blend of Castelão, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional wine is bone dry with medium (+) acidity and high tannins. Flavors of black raspberry, cherry cola, pomegranate along with smoke, spice and tomato leaf. Medium bodied it finishes medium length with some tartness and loads of tannic grip. If you like a dry wine or need something to cut through a fatty cut of Ribeye, this one is right up your alley- or else decant/aerate it for a while. Drink till 2028. 89 points and 5 stars for this $12 effort. Salut….