MOLA Portuguese Touro Blend
With little prospect of a European driving holiday to replenish my wine stocks this summer, my lockdown routine has become:
- local indies for interesting wines
- discounters for inexpensive quaffers
This Portuguese red from Aldi was recommended by IWC Chairman Charles Metcalfe in this video here.
All you really need to know is that it is very enjoyable indeed - and it gets better with some air.
If you really want a bit of technical info, it is from the Península de Setúbal and is a blend of the indigenous Touriga Nacional and Aragones with the international Syrah (which does well in Portugal).
MOLA Portuguese Touro Blend, 2018 (£5.49, Aldi) red fruits, black cherries, blackcurrants, plums, spice and porty eucalyptus; fruit-forward, full and fresh with rounded, well-integrated tannins; very well-made and very adept.
Thoroughly enjoyable and Good Value.
An easy drinker, it works well for picnics and barbecues - think burgers in buns and spicy sausages
It also comes recommended by Brian Elliott: https://midweekwines.co.uk/undiscovered-portugal/