Dona Maria Amantis Reserva Red 2014 - The Vineyard
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Dona Maria Amantis Reserva Red 2014

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Dona Maria Amantis Reserva Red 2014

SKU 23071


Beautiful dark ruby color. Very complexed mix of riped raspberries and blackberries. Rich and spicy with red berries flavor, very elegant with silky tannins and very long finish.
Category Red Wine
Region Portugal, Alentejo
Brand Dona Maria
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Reserva Amantis is a roughly equal blend of Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 12 months in 30% new oak (mostly French, the rest American). It comes in at 14% alcohol. Because this was so tannic, the winery held it back an extra year and released the 2015 first. This is lovely now. The tannins have moderated-indeed, they have mostly dropped off. The balance is beautiful and the sappy fruit seems concentrated and ripe. It is very elegant too. This is a fine achievement at this level in this tricky vintage. I'm not sure it's better than the 2015-granting that they are not both here-but it seems to be its equal. Julio Bastos, for the record, likes this more and thinks it will age better. We'll see. Most won't care-it will be hard to resist this today.

Mark Squires, August 2019
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Wine EnthusiastThis is a mature wine, showing spice and undergrowth aromas. The red fruit flavors have now softened into the tannins to give a wine with secondary flavors and touches of wood, plus a flourish of acidity at the end.

Roger Voss, November 2019

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