José Maria da Fonseca

Setubal Peninsula Periquita

8.67 ratings
-no pro ratings
Península de Setúbal, Portugal
Periquita
Top Notes For
John Behrens

Mm. A sharp, spicy oaky nose rather reminiscent of the well-made red table wines I had in Tuscany. There's a pungent note something like licorice or rubber pool toy. Lots to contemplate on the nose. No RS at all, thick tannins that coat and linger but aren't aggressive or angular, M- acid leaves it borderline flabby. I would almost like some jammy sweetness to convey the aromas more integrally on the palate, or some crisp acidity to speak meaningfully with food. This seems more like a sipper, though the fluffy tannins build up almost ridiculously by itself. Good flavors, not a balanced package, nose gets it an 8.7. Wouldn't buy it again for $12, but glad I tried.

Mm. A sharp, spicy oaky nose rather reminiscent of the well-made red table wines I had in Tuscany. There's a pungent note something like licorice or rubber pool toy. Lots to contemplate on the nose. No RS at all, thick tannins that coat and linger but aren't aggressive or angular, M- acid leaves it borderline flabby. I would almost like some jammy sweetness to convey the aromas more integrally on the palate, or some crisp acidity to speak meaningfully with food. This seems more like a sipper, though the fluffy tannins build up almost ridiculously by itself. Good flavors, not a balanced package, nose gets it an 8.7. Wouldn't buy it again for $12, but glad I tried.

Sep 26th, 2016
Maggie

tasted a few wines from Portugal this year and none have disappointed

tasted a few wines from Portugal this year and none have disappointed

Nov 18th, 2015
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