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Monday, July 06, 2009

2005 Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Monte da Peceguina

Malhadinha Nova’s 2005 Monte Da Peceguina was produced in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The red varieties grown here are Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet and Alfrocheiro. So I am assuming that this wine is a composition of all or some of these varietals. I know from the label that it was aged in French and American oak for 6 months. Believe it or not this wine was hard to find tech data on, but I did find some interesting info. on the winery here -> Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

This darkly colored wine is packed full of intense black raspberry, red currant, espresso bean, cedar, and, dried herb and meats. On the palate the wine shows a bit more red fruit with some nice ripe cherry and red currant. The texture is very silky and refined, which I find quite intriguing considering the ruff and rugged terrain where this wine is made. The finish is full of strawberry rhubarb and red raspberry fruit, combined with a touch of spice, toast, and white pepper.

I really enjoy this wine and was perhaps expecting a bit more power and grit but I'm amazed at the forward fruit and lack of rusticity. I'm not entirely sure how available this wine is, but I would highly recommend seeking it out and purchasing a bottle. It has great finesse, texture, and complexity. 91+ points

Nicholas said...

Can you please start posting the expected retail (or what you paid) for each wine?

How about a value driven week? Great wines under $15 or so.

Thanks,
Nick

Thomas said...

Thanks, I will try to give more retail prices, if you click the link below that says "find out more about this wine" Winezap has a bunch of retailers that will tell you how much the wine costs.

 
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