Nose has ripe blackberry, smashed blueberry, dark chocolate, black currant jam, old tanned leather and moist soil.
Palate has warmed plum, over-ripe blackberry, black-red currant jam with medium tannins and a long finish. Amazing wine, needs another 10+ years of relaxing still. Rustic, but complex.
Never would we have guessed the age of this wine even remotely accurate! Nose and palate of Cabernet with maybe 12-15 years of age, not 25! Damn you exquisite Portuguese wines, why must you be able to hold on so long!? Fresh yet complicated, like a high school sophomore.
Paired with a great sirloin from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm). Well salted and rested before hitting a hot grill for a great sear, then over to the cool side, 15m total and done to a sexy, medium-rare.
Cork pulled, 5h rest, then +2h decant. Needs 4-5h in the decanter for subsequent bottles.
Future bottles should be 2025+, minimum — 2 months ago
Yummy red! Perfect with pork ❤️ — 2 years ago
That was fun @$72 on list. Eclectic selection #birba. Dry. Medium to full. Sandalwood. — 2 years ago
Needs time to open up but evidence of Arinto’s aging potential. Displaying classic notes of oxidized apples, citrus juice and preserved citrus peel. Saline on the finish. — 4 months ago
1985. Tomado em Campinas. Com Gustavo e Patrícia — 6 months ago
Lovely. Drier than a Prosecco or cava. Much better, frankly. Dry up front, creamy underneath. 2015 vintage. — 6 months ago
Very very interesting. Cab from Portugal, aged in concrete. Full fruit expression, has more Merlot and Bordeaux qualifies then can. Great fruit, not over powering. Really really like. Changes throughout the bottle. $100 at Bell’s — 7 months ago
This wine is amazing! Pleasing to the pallet and the same age as me lol! — 2 years ago