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Aveleda 12 Knights Opulent Red

12 Knights
2012
2020
$10.87
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionLisbon
Alcohol Level
Country
Portugal
SubregionLisboa
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Aveleda 12 Knights Opulent Red is a captivating red wine produced by Aveleda, a prestigious winery located in the Lisbon region of Portugal. This wine is crafted using a blend of indigenous grape varieties, including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah, sourced from carefully selected vineyards. The vineyards benefit from the region's unique microclimate and granite soils, which impart distinct character to the wine. The winemaking process involves traditional fermentation and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a wine with intense aromas of ripe berries, spices, and a hint of vanilla. The Opulent Red showcases a full-bodied and velvety texture, with smooth tannins and a long, satisfying finish. It pairs wonderfully with hearty meat dishes and mature cheeses.
Pros:
  • Ripe and round tannins
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Cons:
  • Slightly high alcohol content

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Wine Expert Note:

Aveleda 12 Knights Opulent Red is a wine that captivates the senses with its rich and velvety character. On the nose, it reveals enticing aromas of ripe blackberries, plums, and a hint of vanilla. The palate is full-bodied and luscious, with flavors of black cherries, dark chocolate, and a touch of spice. The tannins are well-integrated, providing a smooth and elegant mouthfeel. This wine pairs beautifully with hearty dishes such as grilled meats, roasted lamb, or aged cheeses.
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