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Saturday, July 30, 2011

A World-Class Red for 25 Bucks

We were in love with this block-buster well before the Wine Spectator listed it as one of its Top Ten Wines of the year.  CARM’s 2007 Douro Reserva is complex, elegant and powerful…and the finish will want to make you board the next plane for Lisbon.  Made in Portugal’s Douro Valley (home of Port), this red berry bomb is guaranteed to blow your mind for its quality-price ratio.  (An equally well-crafted wine from France or the U.S. would easily be at least triple or quadruple the price.) Buy every bottle you can find as this one will keep for several years to come.

NOTE:  the producer (Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira) also makes a CARM Quinta de Cao Reserva.  Also also outstanding, this is a different wine from the one referenced above.

Wine Spectator’s Top Wines of the Year:

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