A recent wine from Dao, Portugal, costing 6.80 Euros..gained a first place from a jury of the Wine Gourmet magazine..which did not impress me....left me thinking it may be the case..but no, dear readers...it ain't true.....
Bodegas Agapito Rico
Inky ruby colour;. grapey on the nose, dark fruit scents. Juicy, plenty of character and no rough edges. Excellent value EUROS 6.50
I first tasted this wine at a restaurant in the Mosel..I wanted a glass of white, and had enough of Riesling,..and this was offered..an instant pleaser.I drove next day to the Vineyard and purchased a case..with friends and hot weather..it had disapeared after 2 weeks..so I re-ordered 3 cases...which kept us happy throught the summer months of 2005. The final bottle was opened recently....soft, enticing wine..not meant to be taken TOO seriously..but always a joy to drink..goes with anything..and as my favourite champagnes are usually from Pinot Noir..it makes sense that I would enjoy this. The Vineyard did not produce any in 2005 as Herr Kirsten was not happy with the quality...let's hope 2006 is back to normal. Euros 5.80