2019 L.A.S Vino TNT Touriga Nacional Tinta Cao, Margaret River, Western Australia
Wagner’s 1876 opera, Götterdämmerung, is the last of the four musical and theatrical masterpieces that are better know as the The Ring of the Nibelung or the Ring for short. This cycle tells the story of the killing of Siegfried by Hagen with a stab in the back. Of course, this is not the first time such a killing has occurred. Consider the infamous events of the 15th of March, known as the Ides of March. Nowadays, it is celebrated as International Stab Someone in the Back Day. Before you contemplate undertaking such an act, best to grab a red and ponder your options. TNT might be one of those options to help you to work it through.
The 2019 L.A.S Vino TNT Touriga Nacional Tinta Cao is from Margaret River in Western Australia. It is a bight purple coloured wine that is served from a squat little bottle that takes two hands to pour. This has a simple and attractive nose with blackberries, spice and, as the nursery rhyme goes, all things nice. The palate is one of bright dark fruits. It is full-flavoured with blueberries, blackberries, spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. A mouthfeel that is wrapped in fine powdery tannins that are balanced by dusty notes driving a lovely persistence that is worthy of sipping on while following the fourth cycle to its bloody conclusion.
Rating: 90 pts
Drink: Now; 3-5 yrs
Tasted: February 2021