Swan Valley Limited Release Touriga Nacional 2020
About the Wine:
Predominately grown in Portugal as a component of vintage port blends Touriga Nacional is very well suited to the warm, dry climate of the Swan Valley. This is the seventh vintage of this wine from this awesome Swan Valley Producer, and they have created a sweet fruited, super aromatic wine with very delicate tannins. New and second fill French oak used for 12 months resulting in a softer style dry wine.
About the Producer
The producer of this fantastic Touriga Nacional was established in 1829 on a portion of land in South Guildford off the Swan River which makes this winery the second oldest in Australia. The current owners purchased the property in 1933 from the founding family. Four generations of family have now owned and operated the winery since 1933. The winery now makes over 35 different wines and is one of the most respected producers in the Swan Valley.
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:
Nothing beats history and experience, and this winery has bucket loads with over 192 years of it. They have really branched out with heaps of alternative varieties that thrive the warm Swan Valley wine region. This Touriga Nacional is exceptional with full berry fruit flavours and a soft smooth finish. The winery sells this wine for $38.00 per bottle under its brand so you are getting an absolute bargain at $19.00 per bottle which is a 50% saving. We look forward to working with this winery for many years to come with a range of alternative varieties for our customers.
My Score 97/100 WACC Trophy.
What is Touriga Nacional:
Touriga Nacional (“tor-ee-gah nah-see-un-nall”) is a full-bodied red wine originating from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon. This unsung grape variety is most common as a blending grape in Port wine and has only recently been championed as a dry red wine. For those who love bold red wines, Touriga Nacional offers profound depth of flavor at an obscenely good value.
When you taste this wine, expect palate-coating and tooth-staining richness of blueberry, plum, blackberry, bittersweet cocoa and often a subtle stimulating flavour of mint and violet. The texture of the wine is balanced (when it’s well-made) and when you brush your tongue to the roof of your mouth, you’ll notice fine gravelly tannins. When made into a dry wine, Touriga Nacional is resilient to oak aging and takes it very well, offering up aromas of toasted marshmallow, vanilla and nutmeg. It’s not uncommon to find Touriga Nacional blended with other grapes (like Touriga Franca and Tempranillo) which can help balance the boldness of the wine with cinnamon spice and red-fruit flavors.