Tested wine: Real Forte VR Alentejo, year 2012, price PLN 9.99 per bottle (0,75), purchased on January 10, 2014 in Biedronka – Białystok Poland (red dry, grape varieties: tempranillo – called aragonez in Portugal, trincadeira, castelão). Producer: ? – Portugal. Bottled by Cooperativa Agricola CARMIM de Reguengos de Monsaraz – Évora – Alentejo – Portugal..
Our test says about this bottle of wine (repeatability on a few bottles not tested):Real Forte VR Alentejo, year 2012, price PLN 9.99 per bottle (0,75): rating 3* – very good, 55 PPFPP. With PPFPP points touches excellent and this is because of its price, but concerning the taste it changes a little bit. My beloved colleague wife (lover of pickled cucumbers :-)) does not like it, because it is too pungent (sic!!!).
I do not feel acidity. I thought that Real Forte Vinho Regional Alentejo would in itself be something that had been gathered together by Ramos in the case of the F’OZ wine, but here – in my opinion – we have only tempranillo and bitterness. No acid but rather bitterness. Its colour is very dark, the nose feels some raspberries with a shadow of alcohol, its body is bitter and tastes chocolate, but it’s awfully fast transient, and luckily the after-taste to which I attribute an almost mythological value gets rather neutral here, a little bit greasy, but quickly fleeting. Not obstinate on the palate, like a burr clinging to a dog’s tail. In human robes this wine is not a maiden, but a boy, a little bewildered at this strange world and desiring to escape anywhere, why? He does not know. This wine comes from lowlands, so it is a little flat and fast disappearing. Well, that’s only for PLN 9.99.
The rating according to ” PPFPP „: 0 * – wine defective, not suitable for drinking, we do not recommend it (50-79 PPFPP), 1 * – so-so (80-85 PPFPP), 2 * – good (86-89 PPFPP), 3 * – very good (90-95 PPFPP), 4 * – excellent (96-99 PPFPP), 5 * – outstanding (100 PPFPP).