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Cortes de Cima 2012 Touriga Nacional

Seductive aromas of dark berries, with complex floral notes. Intense fruit on a firm, well structured palate, a good acidity with a persistent finish.

 Producer Cortes de Cima
 Region Alentejano
 Country Portugal
 Varietals Touriga Nacional
 Alcohol 14% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

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Community Reviews

5 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 31, 2017
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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 31, 2017

Jancis Robinson: “Ripe and luscious - very confident - with good balance of fruit, tannin and acidity. Drinking well now.” - 17 Pts, August 2016

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 31, 2017

Wine Spectator: “Cinnamon accents provide a zesty essence to the cherry tart and plum flavors. Dried herbal tones on the tannic finish.” - 88 Pts

5 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 31, 2017

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: “This monovarietal doesn’t go for the obvious or concentration; it is all about the elegance and the aromatics. If it is a bit understated in some ways, it is also fragrant, rather crisp and quite graceful. It adds, happily, a fine backbone for support. It is approachable, but capable of improving with a few years of cellaring as well. Lingering on the finish, it demonstrates that finesse is not synonymous with wimpy. It does need a bit of air to make that point. Overall, this beautifully balanced Touriga is probably the winery’s best Touriga yet.” – 90 Pts, Mark Squires

5 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 31, 2017

Decanter: “Floral, violet and red plum aromas matched by creamy oak. An intense palate with kalamata olive, blackcurrant and tapenade. Good acidity, balanced powerful tannins and fruit highly persistent and rich.” - 92 Pts

About the Producer

Cortes de Cima

Cortes de Cima

Vidigueira, Beja, Portugal Vidigueira, Beja, Portugal

‘Gazelle la Goelette’ was the sailboat’s name that brought Hans and Carrie Jorgensen on the final leg of a long journey from the other side of the world, across the Bay of Biscay and around Finisterre. In 1988 they docked in Portugal, and in the heart of Alentejo they found “Cortes de Cima.” It was...

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