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Douro DOC Red "Rufo", Van Zellers 2008

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A stunning debut vintage of this new red wine from Cristiano Van Zeller, one of Portugal's legendary winemakers. A blend of the Douro's two noble grapes, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with some Tinta Roriz and Sousao added in. The grapes came from several different vineyards, included estate vineyard, planted with 15-20 year-old vines. The grapes were vinified in stainless steel, with regular pigeages, then aged in French oak barrels for six months before bottling. This is a rich, concentrated wine that's seamlessly balanced. The flavors are elegant and smooth, with a totally luscious dark and spicy fruit. 14% alcohol

"A powerful, spicy, sweet-fruited wine that is rich and concentrated. Ripe plums and dark chocolate work together with a firm tannic core. A dense wine for aging." 92/100 Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast