Looking to explore something from Portugal, I was directed by my handy local wine store helper to Quinta das Camélias Reserva 2012, a wine made by Jaime de Almeida Barros. This is a red blend of some of the Dao regions best varietals, Touriga Nacional, Jaen, and Alfrocheiro.
On colour, the Quinta das Camélias Reserva 2012 holds a deep ruby hue that borders on an eggplant shade. On the nose, hints of red berries and herb are noted. On the palate, your first thought will take you to a smooth sensory area, but raspberry and vanilla are picked up only moments later. This complex wine does best if left to breathe for an hour. After exposed and left to breathe this wines fruitfulness really comes to bare.
The Quinta das Camélias Reserva 2012 works best with food. We paired it with mimolette cheese and spicy chorizo.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $13.95
We gave this wine a 2.75 out of 5.