A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Douro, Portugal
Review by Mark Squires
eRobertParker.com # 213 June 2014
Cost: $15-17 / €7,42 at Vinhoweb.pt Águia Moura em Vinhas Velhas Reserva Tinto 2011
The 2012 Reserva em Vinhas Velhas red is an old vines field blend aged for
12 months in new French oak. Showing just enough depth, this tightens with
air and finishes with some complexity of flavor, including oaky nuances at the
moment. The fruit rises above the oak and it should continue to do so. It certainly kept improving in that regard as I aired it out. Overall, it has an elegant, easy feel while managing to avoid becoming overly simple. Give this a little time to settle down and it should be a nice bargain with some structure, modest intensity and finesse. It should make a nice food wine, too. Drink now-2021.