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Nacional

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The Eusebio of the classic Portuguese varieties, Touriga Nacional is ideally suited to the maritime climate of McLaren Vale. A fast, lively red with a great right foot, this vinho do Vale is made for immediate enjoyment at all team events.We’re sure it’s going to kick goals for you!

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2015 "Nacional" Touriga Nacional. Rating: 94

Halliday Wine Companion 2018 Edition, James Halliday, Hardie Grant Books, page 262.

Plenty of flavour and aromatics with this variety - florals, spice, densely-packed red-black fruits, there's a plushness with pliable tannins, and it's rich and thick and oh-so enjoyable.

2014 "Nacional" Touriga Nacional

JancisRobinson.com, August 2016, Julia Harding MW. Rating: 16.5+

Distinctively bright but plain label for First Drop. Clear-eyed deep crimson. Fabulous varietal character here – aromas of dark-red fruit and blueberry but minus the sweetness, a light perfumed smokiness that reminds me of the bergamot in Earl Grey tea – but very subtle. There might even be a hint of orange in this complex varietal aroma. On the palate, deep, firm, but still slides across the palate and best described as medium-bodied. They really know how to pull back on the accelerator and still create a wine full of flavour. As it opens up the smokiness increases giving it something like a mineral quality that plays well with the fruit. (JH)

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