We got a copy of Vinhos, a wine board game, from my Board Game Geek Secret Santa. We haven’t had many opportunities to play it, but we thought a Portuguese wine would be the perfect choice to accompany a learning game.
We opened a bottle of Montaria Alentejano from Naked Wines and put it to one side as we ran through the rules. There are a lot of rules, and I’d been told the wine needed time to breathe so that was OK. When we got around to pouring it was a deep, dark red, it looked almost viscous. It smelled fruity, thick and gooey. It had thick colourful legs.
There was a slight un-ripeness to the tannins, but there was plenty of smoothness too. The alcohol level was squarely in the middle range for a red wine.
This was a big and fruity wine, it wasn’t my favourite, but it worked well as a background accompaniment to the game.