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An easy-drinking and attractive wine, this Portuguese-style red has a palate of dark fruits and chocolate with sinewy tannins and spiced oak. It was made to share around the dinner table, pairing nicely with spicy peri peri chicken to keep up the Portuguese theme.

2018 Touriga:

Gourmet Traveller Wine - 100 Top New Release Wine, 93 points:
"You can smell and taste Portugal here, the same notes that come through in Portuguese vintage Port, although not porty in the overripe sense. Black cherry, aniseed; beautifully made and fresh; the palate full bodied and firmly structured, powerful and long-lasting."

Huon Hooke - The Real Review, 93 points:
"Deep, bold, bright purple/red colour, with a lovely sweet black cherry bouquet that smacks of Portuguese port, although it's not 'porty' as such. It's the fruit character, which is very authentic. The wine is full-bodied and firmly-structured, powerful and long-lasting on the palate. A really smart red wine with a bright future."

Gary Walsh - The Winefront, 91 Points:
"Violet, lavender, chamomile – so floral – also new leather, Christmas cake, blueberry. It’s juicy and plump, plenty of dark fruit and peel, dark chocolate, freshness with sinewy tannin, and a chalky finish of solid length. A lot of interest and pleasure in the glass here."

Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show - Silver Medal:
"Bright red garnet, a little ripe floral lavender notes on the nose, the palate is soft and even tempered, lovely lines and spice. Vibrant and juicy."

92 points, James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion:
"Dry red style with leather and red cherry flavours doused lightly with dusty dried herbs and spices. There's just enough firmness to the tannin and a good level of ripeness to the fruit. Its a wine of a confident producer."

Reviews of 2017 Touriga:

Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review, May 2018, https://www.ozwinereview.com
"Please, more McLaren Vale Touriga. This is the first crop off Malcolm & Richard Leask’s Touriga plantings and it’s a winner, with bright, gummy bear purple fruit and a just a hint of soil. It’s so vital! Great fine tannins too. Every time I try these well balanced, energetic fruity Touriga Nacional styles I’m reminded how good they are. Delicious, fruity wine. It’s not wildly serious but an enjoyable drink with acidity, tannins and flavour. Best drinking: Now to seven years. 17.7/20, 92/100. 13.2%, $27. Would I buy it? Sure would."

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