Faisao Red 2014

$9.99
$8.99

SKU 49943

750ml

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An intense ruby red garnet color. Has concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum and dried raspberry. Fruity, smooth, well-structured and harmonious finish. Paired best with lamb, the wine also holds its own with other red meats, stews and richer poultry dishes.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Dão
Brand Faisao
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastRipe, balanced and attractive, this red boasts fine tannins that lend subtle structure to the black plum fruit. Dense with fruitiness and acidity, it's rich enough to savor with meat. Drink now.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2017
  • wa84

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Tinto Faisão (Dão) is a blend of 50% Tinta Roriz, 30% Alfrocheiro and 20% Touriga Nacional, unoaked. It comes in at ten grams per liter of residual sugar, making it semi-dry in theory, and 13% alcohol. Despite the sugar, this shows some of the dusty dryness that many 2014s have, not being quite as vivid or as fruity as one might expect, although it does begin to show more flavor with air. That said, in a tough year at this price level, there's a lot to like here. It is also good that the sugar does not take this over. It seems like a pretty normal table wine for the most part, a friendly picnic quaffer. There is modest concentration at best, of course, but there is a little structure and a bright feel. At this level, it is made to drink young, so dive in this summer. Drink it just a bit on the cool side, too.

Mark Squires, April 28, 2017

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