Quinta da Fonte Souto Alentejo Tinto 2018
The 2018 Tinto is a 40/30 blend of Syrah and Alicante Bouschet with 20% Alfrocheiro and the rest a field blend from old vines. It was all aged in an equal mixture of stainless steel and used French oak for eight months. It comes in at 14.3% alcohol. This somewhat understated Tinto certainly speaks of its grape blend, albeit in a subtle fashion, with the Syrah in this wine's youth seeming more in control. There are touches of beef, smooth and unctuous texture, plus power on the finish. It finishes with some brightness as well as that tannic pop. The fruit is very lifted on the finish, but this is not a fruit-forward wine. Rather, the acidity and general structure are the key features here. This is for those who want elegance, not jamminess. Wine Advocate
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