So today's a rainy day and a perfect one to open one of the wines I didn't try that hazy day two years ago. This is a Touriga Nacional. I've never tried a Touriga Nacional from Australia. Until now, that is.
Deep with an odd hint of rust - reminiscent of Nebbiolo or a deep Pinot Noir.
Earthy and savoury on the nose, dark spicy brambly fruit with forest floor notes, cedar and cinammon with a hint of blood.
Lovely poise on the palate. Soft spice wrapped around slightly sour red and black berries. This is elegant and perfumed with just a touch of darkness on the finish. There is juicy red fruit acidity that runs through from start to the lingering end, providing lovely structure.
This is not the wine I expected, though I expected it to be good. This is elegant, feminine and really rather stunning.
Tasted at Luvians Bottleshop 8/6/2010