Considered Portugal’s greatest varietal, Touriga Nacional dates from antiquity and is today found only in Portugal as best we know. In the Douro, this thick skinned varietal produces splendid wines. Churchill’s Touriga Nacional is a magnificent example of type, indeed considered by many the best of its type. Earthy, meaty, concentrated, dry with savory tannins, this is a wine that will age for decades but can be appreciated young for its vigor and strength. A great red by any standards.
Terroir: This wine is produced exclusively from Touriga Nacional grapes grown on the Company's Douro estate, Quinta da Gricha. The grapes are picked into small boxes of approx. 20 kilos and brought to the winery where they undergo a careful selection process before being crushed.
Vinification: 100% of this wine is aged for 12 months in 2nd and 3rd year French oak casks. It is fined and lightly filtered before bottling.
The 2013 has a deep garnet color. On the nose, notes of wild basil and hints of eucalyptus. Rich and velvety on the palate, showing all its complexity as it opens up, finishing long with good acidity.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
Raspberry and red plum notes are lined with herb and mocha elements in this supple, medium-bodied red. Details of licorice, underbrush and spice meld into the creamy finish. Moderate tannins. Decant. Drink now..
Score: 91 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
From Churchills Quinta da Gricha estate, this is a pure Touriga Nacional. Rich and delicately perfumed, it is a ripe fruity wine, full of tannins as well as concentrated black fruits. Wood aging has smoothed some of the tannins, although the wine needs to age further. Drink from 2018.
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