Xisto Cru Douro Tinto 2015
Cutting to the chase: Xisto makes one of the greatest, most dead-serious DRY Portoguese reds ever made --- hardcores only need apply -- 95 POINTS Wine Advocate, killer price! A truly spellbinding wine from 80-year old vines!! Amazing to have any at all, really --- but wait until you get this in your mouth --- holy wow. The savviest of you may remember we sold the WHITE Xisto a year or two ago --- if you tasted it drank it, you KNOW the level of awesomeness this producer can achieve.
You saw that price??? How is it even possible? Direct importing is how -- anyway, back to the blockbuster, skyscraper-sized sex bomb that is this wine made from a “field blend”, is all luxurified in French oak, and POPS with redolent raspberry liqueur, fresh-baked cherry pie, rich earthy notes, toasty wood, mineral, smoke and deep, long spices. WOW!! A modest 12.5% alcohol, too, and a good line of acidity to back up all the richness.
Amazing stuff and simply outrageous at this price -- for WA95?? C’mon!! A very cool find that simply knocked us out -- and a very fine bottle for the cellar or something unique to introduce yourself (and your geeky wine buds) to. While it lasts…!
Technical DetailsCountry: Portugal
Appellation: Cima Corgo
Blend: Field blend, containing Rufete, Touriga Franca, Malvasia Preta, Alicante Bouschet and Donzelinho Tinto.
Varietal: Red Blend
Winemaker: Luis Seabra
Aging/Cooperage: 22 months in used French oak
Production: 511 (3 packs)
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