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Brazil, Cabernet Sauvignon, Miolo, Reserva, Campanha, Rio Grande de Sur, 2009

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N/ Clean, inky, light plums. Fruit aromas far more reserved than I expected for this fresh vintage. Flint on the finish and some acidic granite wafts. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Angular lines crossed with light, almost not ripe, plum and cassis. Slight cranberry. Extended mineral finish. Needs more fruit and a touch more acid. Woodwork solid but […]

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Brazil, Merlot, Miolo, “Reserva”, Vale dos Vinhedos, 2007

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N/ Invasive cherries. Tobacco. Dry leather and burlap. Nice! T/ Medium mouthfeel. Extremely clean for a Merlot. Elegant. Rich, but restrained red fruits. Perfect wood work. Touch of earth. Retail only around $13 !  Wow.  Brazil can certainly enter the world wine stage with offerings like this. Fantastic winemaking. Rating = A / A+

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Brazil, Sparkling Wine, Demi-Sec, Terranova, Miolo

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A demi-sec Blanc de BlancsN/ Hay. River stones. Light petrol. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Tropical fruits. Pineapple! Stones. Light toast and very faint cheese. Retail: Only about $10! Muito bom! Brilliant. 93

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Brazil, Cabernet Sauvignon, Miolo, Reserve, Vale dos Vinhedos, 2006

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See bottom for updated rating and comment…. From a November 2009 tasting…. N/ Fresh purple fruits, plum, cassis, cherry, wet leaves. T/ Round but a tad tannic, deep plum, earth, flint. With years more in bottle the tannins should mellow and this may be a truly great wine straight out of the bottle. Vinho do Brasil. […]

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Brazil, Late Harvest, Terranova, Miolo, Vale do São Francisco, 2001

C/ Golden orange hue from beyond earth. A little cloudy and ropey this bottle. Crystals at bottom also indicates over the hill. N/ Orange skins and zest, apricot and pear heaven. T/ Intense round orange, pear reduction. A tad over the hill Far Niente Dolce wannabe – which is a massive compliment dear reader. A finish that just […]

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