Weekly Wine – Periquita

27 Nov


SONY DSCFonseca Periquita
2011
Portugal
$7.95 (LCBO)
750ml
13.0% ABV

This is a very inoffensive wine.
It is quite light but has a nice flavour. It does not have that earthy flavour, that heavy aftertaste that is a prevalent feature of many inexpensive Portuguese wines. It is nice to drink. It is actually better than many wines that cost cents, and even dollars more.
The label is nice and elegant. Not too flashy. Actually not flashy at all. It looks like a label you would find on a more refined and expensive wine. That’s always a bonus.
Lets not get carried away, this is not an excellent wine. It is a very nice average wine. There is no distinctive character to this wine. It is, a bit forgettable. Characterless. As I mentioned initially – inoffensive.
I should point out that
saw this wine in a liquor store in Narvik, Norway where it was over twice as expensive. But all alcohol cost more north of the Arctic Circle. It was just as good in the land of the midnight sun as it was here – in the Centre of the Universe.

 

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