2018 Quinta de Chocapalha CH by Chocapalha Estremadura, Portugal
Deeply expressive, CH by Chocapalha displays bold, dark fruit aromas on the nose with subtle nuances of leather and violet. The structured palate is supported by firm tannins and enticing flavors of black currant and raspberry followed by a remarkable finish.
Pair with slow roasted brisket or braised lamb shanks.
Rated 94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 CH is a Touriga Nacional aged for 22 months in 30% new French barriques. It comes in at 15.1% alcohol, a notable increase this year. It handles it well. More predictably, it seems expressive and ripe, the delicious blue fruits lingering nicely on the finish. Beautifully crafted as well, this is nicely balanced and very focused. It should age well, maybe better than indicated. In the meanwhile, it isn't so hard to drink right now. I would recommend, though, a couple of years in the cellar to let it come together. Best After 2022
Rated 94 Pointa Wine Enthusiast
Despite its weight, this is an elegant wine. It is rich and dense, but it is the wine’s poise that impresses. The perfumed Touriga Nacional shines through the structure and promises much. Drink this wine from 2025.