RKS Wine 2023: Cabeça De Toiro from Tejo

It is not often we see a Portuguese wine from Tejo. It is 100% Touriga Nacional which is a favourite Portuguese red grape.

Aroma: Raspberry, black cherry and blackberry combine for a compelling olfactory delight.

Palate: Moderate tannins edging towards heavy. Blackberry and blueberry attack with a blackberry finish.

Personality: Forceful, beefy and muscular.

Food Pairing: Rare grilled Portuguese ox.

Cellarbility: Give this 4 years until 2027 to shine.

In a nutshell: A full bodied wine still in its youth. Over time it will smooth out. Sippable on its own but superior with food.

Price: $18.95 (Ontario).

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 91/100.

(Cabeça De Toiro Reserva 2018,D.O. Tejo, Enoport, Rio Majór, Portugal, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 29589. 750 mL, 14%)

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" 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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