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Casa Santos Lima - Companhia das Vinhas, S.A.
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Red wine 2004 Quinta da Espiga, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: new Barrique
Registration number: #CSL88684

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 29 June, 2006

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