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2001 José Maria da Fonseca Periquita Classico (750ml)
Producer: José Maria da Fonseca jmf.pt
Appellation: Terras do Sado - Portugal
Type: red
Varietal: Castelão
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$13.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: November 15, 2005 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
90 points "This limited production version of the multimillion-bottle Periquita brand was aged for 24 months in American oak. Made from the Castelão grape, it is rich and velvety with flavors of dark figs. This is a wine that can certainly age—keep it for 5 years or more."
rated: February 1, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"The 2001 Periquita Classico has some game on the nose, and a certain piercing quality, a bright, Burgundian feel. The acidity delivers the delectable fruit flavors to the palate admirably, and gets out of the way. There are relatively restrained tannins included... but it is tasty and charming, and it would be completely churlish to dwell too much on its simplicity. This 'Classico' bottling is a big step up in depth, price, quality and ageworthiness from the 2001 regular Periquita. Drink now-2010." Best 2007-2010