Contraste red 2016 I 90 points Wine Advocate I Douro I Portugal

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 Douro Superior - Portugal

The 2015 Contraste Tinto is a field blend aged for 16 months in stainless steel tanks (30%) and used French oak (70%). This is the winery's second wine, mostly (80%) sourced from 40-year-old vines. Rita says it is a great year for reds, although some producers think it is a bit on the lighter side. That said, I've seen few vintages with such vivid and flavorful fruit, while still perfectly supported by freshness. They tend to have a certain silky texture, too. That describes this perfectly. It is very elegantly styled but wonderfully delicious