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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Destino Fifth Empire

Destino Douro Red

Douro :: Portugal

Estate::

The Destino Fifth Empire wines are produced at Quinta do Portal, a family fine winemaking company producing Douro wines since the early 1990’s on an estate where the family had been producing Port since the late 19th century.  Winemaking is overseen by Paulo Coutinho, who has been at Quinta do Portal since 1994.

Grape varieties::

Tinta Roriz 45%, Touriga Franca 30%, Touriga Nacional 25%

ageing::

9 months in French oak

appearance::

Ruby red

nose::

Blackberry, vanilla and ripe plum

taste::

Medium bodied, balanced acidity with tannins in check

Food pairing::

Rosemary braised lamb shanks

Closure::

natural cork

Ratings::

2015 vintage rated 91 points James Suckling

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.0