Evel Reserva | Red | 2018 | Doc Douro - 91 points Robert Parker
Intro: Evel is one of the oldest and most charismatic wine brands in Portugal, having been registered in 1913. With no specific meaning, the word Evel is a derivative of its anagram: Leve (light). The brand name was chosen with the intention of describing its tasting characteristics, which are maintained until this day: an elegant, smooth and enjoyable wine.
Region: Douro (D.O.C)
Winery: Real Companhia Velha
Grapes: Old Vines, Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca
Aging: 12 months in French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: “This is the Evel brand's top wine, a rich blend that was aged for 12 months in new wood. The smooth texture and the fine juicy black fruits are given extra richness by the spice and still-present tannins.” Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
ABV: 14% Serving Temp: 16-18 °C Decant: 1hr Pairing: Charcuterie, Partridge, Strong Cheese