RKS 2023 Wines: 2020 Vinha Centenária from Azores Wine Company

The 2020 Vinha Centenária António Maçanita from the Azores Wine Company on Pico Island is a blend of Arinto dos Açores, Verdelho, Alicante Branco and Boal. 13.5% alcohol.

Aroma: There is volcanic rock, salinity, oranges and pineapple.

Palate: Creamy, peppery, restrained acidity, marmalade, Creamsicle with a super long finish.

Food Match: Simply prepared seafood steak.

Grouper steak at Azores Wine Company restaurant: Photo Robert K. Stephen

Personality: Proud Pico Islander in a bottle.

Cellarbility: So good consume now but will cruise into 2026 nicely.

Price: In Canada in the $105 range.

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 94/100. Wine Advocate 95.

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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