Vinho de Talha Astronauta Tinto 2016

Red Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  20946
$93.00
RP
95
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    The 2016 Astronauta Vinho de Talha is a field blend, mostly old-vines (80 years) Moreto aged in clay amphorae. The winery describes the process this way: 'Total skin and stems fermented and clay aged. Sealed inside with resin and honey wax, protected on top with olive oil, Roman style. [It spent] six months on the amphora, 18 months on steel.' It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This is beautiful on all fronts. It has velvet for texture, serious tannins and dried strawberry/cherry flavors on the finish. There's a touch of garrigue, too, and a nod to restrained Grenache. Focused, precise and long on the finish, this is also brilliantly structured. It's not impossibly hard, but it is nowhere near ready. The tannins stop short of truly astringent, but they are too much right now. It's penetrating on the finish too. Drink date: 2021-2036. Score - 95. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Aug. 30, 2019)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    August 5, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14%
    Made In:
    Alentejo, Portugal
    By:
    Aníbal José Coutinho
    Sugar Content:
    5 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Firm
    Varietal:
    Red Blend

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    August 5, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14%
    Made In:
    Alentejo, Portugal
    By:
    Aníbal José Coutinho
    Sugar Content:
    5 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Full-bodied & Firm
    Varietal:
    Red Blend
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