Poças Reserva Red 2016 Red Blend  750 mL bottle VINTAGES

Poças Reserva Red 2016 Red Blend 750 mL bottle VINTAGES

Manoel D. Pocas Junior, Lda.
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The 2016 Reserva is mostly a field blend from old vines, with 20% Touriga Nacional added in; all aged in 80% new French oak for 12 months. It comes in at 14.2% alcohol. This has more concentration than the Cavalos, showing fine fruit that seems very ripe. For all of that, it has some of the acidity that the Cavalos has (about 25% of its juice is from Cavalos). The acidity supporting the fruit makes this perfectly balanced. It is a nice combination here. The tannins are ripe, making it approachable on the young side. This is a nice food wine with a certain understatement, a harmonious feel and great fruit. It is a good follow-up to the 2015, with some room to grow in the cellar. And it was only in bottle less than a week when tasted - it should improve steadily over the next few years. The evaluation to some extent is based on potential just now, but this should have no issues. In Portugal, this runs about 35 euros. Drink date: 2019-2033. Score - 92. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Aug. 31, 2018)

750 mL bottle


Made In:Douro, Portugal

By:Manoel D. Pocas Junior, Lda.

Sugar Content:3 g/L

Sweetness Descriptor:XD - Extra Dry

Style:Full-bodied & Smooth

Varietal:Red Blend