Herdade de Sao Miguel, Alentejano (Portugal) “Colheita Seleccionada” 2020

($15, Quintessential Wines):  With wines like this one Portugal is poised to supply the world with satisfying wines at good prices.  A blend of four red grapes, Alicante Bouschet (50%) Touriga Nacional (30%) Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, known for making power packed wines, it is — unsurprisingly — a bold wine.  But it’s not overdone.  Robust with lots of dark fruit, yes, but it is remarkably well-balanced and bright. An excellent winter-time wine.  The producer is Casa Relvas, but that’s relegated to small type on back label so everyone will know it by Herdade de Sao Miguel.
91 Michael Apstein Feb 28, 2023