Porca de Murca Douro 2013
|Brand||Porca de Murca|
Wine SpectatorA taut, sinewy style, with notes of slate and white pepper to the roasted plum and dried red berry flavors. Medium-grained tannins emerge on the snappy finish, showing ferrous accents. Drink now through 2020. 250,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis ripe, tannic wine has a good sense of balance between the firm structure and the potential of the rich, full-blown fruit. Blackberry fruit shows strongly, giving a dense wine that will still develop quickly. Drink from 2016.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Tinto "Porca de Murça" is an unoaked blend of 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Franca , 30% Tinta Barroca and 10% Touriga Nacional, bottled in May, 2014. It comes in at 13% alcohol. With a hint of herbs in the background, this is slim and slight, with only modest concentration and structure. It does taste good in a fresh and fruity way. Plus, as it airs out, it gains a little bit in weight, too. Cool this down to the upper 50sF or low 60sF and drink it this summer as an easy going Summer red. Drink it young for best results and you may be notably happier in the short term than the score suggests. There were 250,000 cases produced.