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Casa Santos Lima - Companhia das Vinhas, S.A.
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Red wine 2012 VR Lisboa Reserva, Portas De Lisboa, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #235711

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Last reviewed: 31 October, 2016

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