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- Innkeeper - 01-25-2011 09:58 PM

2008 Altano, Douro, Symington Family Estates ($10.99 N.H. Liq Store). Alcohol level: 13%. Made from Tinta Roriz (70%) and Touriga Franca (30%). My pusher suggested letting it sit in the decanter for an hour or so and that seems to do the trick.

We took ¾ of a cup of it to pan braise kielbasa with scallions and parsley in butter and EVOO. The remainder was consumed by moi with the meat and a salad.

I would describe it as a medium bodied wine despite the 13%. It did have a very respectable dose of fruit and texture with only moderate tannin. It was enjoyable overall, and would definitely try it again.