- 2007 Casa de Saima Bairrada Reserva - Portugal, Beiras, Bairrada (6/17/2011)
-- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind on Days 1 and 3 --
-- 100% Baga --
NOSE: initially: earthy, dusty, raspberry and cherry with a hint of dried leather; moderately expressive. With time: high-toned pencil lead and car mechanic’s work shop (grease). On Day 3 the pencil lead/minerality note became rather pronounced, with leather and purple fruit tones providing support.
BODY: black-garnet color of medium-deep to deep depth; medium bodied.
TASTE: very juicy (a touch tart); oaky-spice; leathery; blackberry; not tannic; hole at back of mid-palate; long finish of medium-light intensity. On Day 3: continues on as dark-fruited (grapey, blackberries); well-balanced; 13.5% alc. is just barely noticeable in the belly. Drink over the following 5 years, maybe longer? Interesting. Good. Will buy again.
B: 50, 5, 12, 16, 7 = (90 pts.)
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