This wine is garnet in color with some black berries and some oak on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine has a reasonably strong alcoholic presence along with a nice bit of dryness. On the finish the wine has firm tannins a nice bit of dry pucker power and a little hint of alcohol. A bit of breathing is definitely in order on this one. I would give it an 88 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
QUINTA DO CERRADO 2007 VINTAGES 194720 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine 12.6% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Dao, Portugal
By: Uniao Comercial De Beira
Release Date: Dec 11, 2010
Dão is one of Portugal’s most important wine-producing areas. The ageable Quinto do Cerrado is a deep youthful ruby in the glass, with appetite-whetting aromas of raspberry, sandalwood, milk chocolate and dark fruit. The palate is dry, medium bodied and simply bursting with flavours of spice, dark fruit, raspberry, and chocolate. The oak is very nicely integrated, and the tannins are firm but not overwhelming. The medium-long, velvety, and very satisfying finish will leave you hankering for more as you savour a roast pork loin. (VINTAGES panel, April 2010)