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2016 Symington Altano Douro Red

2016 Symington Altano Douro Red

90 Points Richard Caro
2016 Symington Altano Douro Red
90 Points Richard Caro

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This is a superb discounted red (now under a red label) from the portfolio of the Symingtons, known for their famous port brands such as Grahams and Dows. Over half the Douro Valley is given over to dry red wine production, and this delicious example comes from the steep sided river terraces in the harsh Douro River Valley. Low yields and old vines produce wines of remarkable quality with sweet, ripe blackberry and black cherry aromatics with notes of liqourice and violet. Delicious and different, the Altano is great value.

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Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $5 $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

45% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz and 25% Tinta Barroca

Its Origins

Five generations of the Symington family have been at home in the Douro Valley for more than 130 years. Symington Family Estates is the most awarded wine producer in the last 25 years, and they are the leading winegrowers and premium Port producers in the Douro Valley.

What The Critics Say

Wine Spectator (previous vintage)

"Wild plum and berry flavours are concentrated and well rounded in this balanced, fresh-tasting red, which shows hints of chocolate on the finish."

Financial Times, Jancis Robinson (previous vintage)

"Port producers Symington's table wine, based on Tinta Roriz, improves with every vintage. Sweet blackberry fruit laced with pepper and spice. Fine, dry texture. Even quite elegant."

Wine Enthusiast (previous vintage)

"A forward, fruity wine that shows ripe black-currant fruit. It does have the stricture that comes from the tough soils of the Douro, but this is balanced by the acidity, juicy fruitiness and ripe tannins."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Touriga Nacional

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Douro

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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