RKS Wine: Colossal Reserva from Lisboa: Gigantically Delicious?

Is the Colossal Reserva from Portugal’s Lisboa appellation gigantically delicious or disastrous? As there is Alicante Bouschet in the blend that’s almost always a good sign!

On the nose black cherry, pomegranate and ripe raspberry. The tannins are moderate but generous to support up to three years of cellaring. Black cherry, cola with some raspberry tart. The finish is moderate. There is some nervous energy in this wine and it is almost high strung. You can certainly sip it but best with food. Try with Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Toasts (From Wall Street Journal).

Not a colossal wine but not to far off that mark. Another winner from Portugal.

(Colossal Reserva 2018, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Casa Santo Lima-Companhia das Vinhas, Portugal, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 548867, $16.95, 750 mL, 14%, RKS Wine Rating 92/100).

Roger Voss of Wine Enthusiast gives this a 91.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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