DAO – Pedra Cancela Selecao 2016
Regularly $17.99 On Sale for $16.99
Northern Portugal – Dao Region
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfochiero, and Tinta Roriz. They rested six months in oak barrels and three months in bottle prior to release.
Very diverse reactions to the first sip. Bron’s comment was Not sure we would take that anywhere because I’m not sure how they would react to it.
Moi, on the other hand, loved it at first swirl. It’s definitely a different blend of grapes which might not appeal to a lot of palates.
Decanter World quite likes it because they give it 96 points, and a Gold Medal Decanter World Award.
Did it stand up during dinner?
You betcha. But, as Bron says, there’s definitely cherry in there
When I made the tzatziki – was very glad that I had sheep yogurt in the fridge. The extra little zing helped bring out the flavours of both the wine and what I did to the Moroccan style meatballs using warm spices (cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger). Fresh lettuce from the grand daughter’s garden. Thin Pita from our Persian Baker.
Frozen Yo(gurt) with Cloved Apricots for dessert.