Broadbent Douro Red 2019
Wine discovery comes in three levels of excitement: There’s the rare, expensive and exclusive wine, which most of us can only hope to taste at a wine event or through the generosity of a collector. There’s the easier-to-find small-production bottle that requires some effort to acquire, and there’s that occasional undiscovered value to reassure you that life can be delicious and affordable. The Broadbent Douro Red is firmly in that last category. This vibrant, juicy 2019 is a blend of native Douro varieties Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, and Touriga Franca. It anchors a new line of Portuguese wines from importer Bartholomew Broadbent.