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Wine Tasting Note: Duque de Viseu Tinto, 2002, Dão, Portugal  Add/Read Comments

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duque_de_viseu_red.jpg The swinging pendulum of time takes us to another Wine Blogging Wednesday. This month hosted by Catavino with a theme of Portuguese table wines. If the intention was to highlight the myriad local grape varieties used for wine making in Portugal, then with this wine that aim has succeeded. Seldom do you see single varietal red wines from Portugal, blends are the norm - this is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz.

Red WineWine Tasting Note: Duque de Viseu Tinto, 2002, Dão, Portugal
Waitrose £5.99
It actually has a very port-like flavour but one without the weight and added alcohol. So it is medium to full-bodied with a complex spicy palate. A nice level of tannin and a food-friendly red berry bite on the finish.
Scribblings Rating - 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]

Half a bottle went into poaching pears an accompaniment for Roast Chicken Stuffed with Pears, Pistachios, Sausage and Bacon as suggested in a new Spanish cookbook - 1080 Recipes by Simone and Inés Ortega. Chilean Pinot Noir was a better match with the food, the Duque de Viseu being a little heavy to match well. The Pinot also had a little sweetness of fruit that mixed with the stuffing and those poached pears to a more harmonious degree than the Portuguese wine.

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I'm curious to give this wine a try now ... you got me curious now because of the "red berry bite" on the finish. Thanks for reviewing this wine.

And great slogan for your wine blog - brilliant!

Over on my blog, I tasted the Outono de Santar. You can read about this wine

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