Friday, June 20, 2008


So there's a decent little Portuguese joint in town with a pretty good selection of Portuguese wines. We ordered Casa Burmester Reserva 2002. It went pretty well with grilled fava beans. It also went well with beef. It's a pretty pungent wine--reminded me somewhat of Sangiovese. The wine is made with two Douro Demarcated Region grape varieties - Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Lots of cassis/raspberry and spice on the nose and tons of spice and tart cherry on the palate. Definitely decant.