Quinta de Maritavora 2007 Touriga Nacional, Douro
Portugal is the last great undiscovered wine country. With wines like this coming into the market, that may soon change. Fresh bright cherry and a steep mineral streak cut through the core of this wine, and flavors veer toward baking spices. A soft fleshiness manages to keep this deeply tannic wine from becoming too imperious. A touch of burnt vanilla creeps into the finish. Very interesting and very good.