Saturday, January 10, 2009

Animus Douro 2005


i tried this red from portugal at a local wine tasting and picked up a bottle to lay for a while. opening it last evening was a real treat. the nose was very complex with black cherry, raspberry and herbal notes, there was a parsley like aroma and hints of leather also. the taste was big and bold with medium tannins. flavors of strawberries, leather and licorice. a long finish that begged me to take another taste. this wine is a blend of tinta roriz/tempranillo, touriga nacional and touriga franca and sells for about $10-13 dollars. a really nice, bold red that is worth every penny.

2 comments:

Jean-Pascal said...

Just opened one, had it with French saucisson ( rosette de lYon) and extra fine French gherkins (Maillé)..and. of course a baguette...fully agree with your review...will try to age the other three bottles I have in my cellar, to potentially increase the depth of the tannins....

baldwinegeek said...

Thanks for your comments and for visiting the blog page! I really liked this wine.