From the winemaker, “This wine shows great diversity of complex aromas, such as red fruits and vanilla. Medium body in the mouth, it reveals again sensations of red fruit, harmoniously integrated with wood notes and fine tannins provided by aging in 250-liter, oak barriques. In the aftertaste, develops smooth and rich flavors, some acidity and complexity, overcoming ripe fruit, chocolate and wood notes. Its dryness and persistence, combined with its fine elegant tannins, put in evidence its great gastronomic and evolution potential.” Now, a winemaker is not going to say about its wine, “This kind of sucks.” In this case, however, we are talking about a wine ranked #1 by Wine Spectator for “Wineries for Value” from Portugal, the epicenter of value wines with more “Best Buy” distinctions than France, Spain, South America, and even the United States. James Suckling rated the wine 90 points and said, “Roasted herbs, olives, black plums and licorice on the nose. It’s medium- to full-bodied, with savory and spicy undertones and fleshy tannins.” I’ve seen the wine available for as little as $8.49. How much today? Google “Confidencial Reserva 2020 $” to learn.

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