Review: Jose Maria da Fonseca ‘Periquita’ Reserva 2013

A full-bodied, complex, smoky Portuguese blend that provides excellent value for a rich, elegant red.
Jose Maria da Fonseca 'Periquita' Reserva
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Reviewed on 12-31-2017
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Rating A-
Style Red
Blend , Touriga Francesca, Touriga Nacional
Vintage 2013
Appellation
Portugal
ABV 13%
Price $15.00Value Pick Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, Dinner With The Parents, Drinking Outside the Lines, House Wine, Impressing On A Budget

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese , Tempranillo

The Full Review

From vineyards just outside of Lisbon, this Portuguese blend is dark, smoky, and seductive, like a velvet-lined cigar box. Black cherries, fresh vanilla bean, and wet soil become even fuller on the palate, with excellent structure and a savory, textured finish.