Densely extracted, purple-red. Floral, violet, butter and wood in nose. Plum, cherry, blackberry and chocolate in mouth, black currant finish. Later, earthy. Slight seed tannin bitterness, tactile prickliness and moderate (and increasing with aeration) astringency in aftertaste. North America could use more decent Portuguese reds like this. — 5 days ago
A delightfully mature nose with dried and fresh red fruit, loamy soil, allspice and hint of creamy vanilla. Palate is lively but tannins are gaining the upper hand. This most have been a monster in its youth. Cassis, cranberry, red cherry fruit mingle with lots of spice. Finish is had fresh and dried red fruit notes. It is missing just a bit of depth. This was a dynamite suggestion from the sommelier and a lovely match to the amazing interpretation of suckling pig. — 8 days ago
Vanilla honeycomb wax tropical fruit and cream. Stunning and unique. — 5 days ago
Dry but juicy and smooth. First sip is bursting — 10 days ago
Nose has hints of fig with black raspberry cassis and graphite. The spice tones are subdued due to the temp. Lush, full and opulent on the palate with a combo of fresh plum and black raspberry mingles with dried strawberries. Lots of spice with supple tannins that still display lovely structure. Seems to be just entering a lovely mature spot. From a coravin bottle which is just a little warm. — 9 days ago
Very interesting wine made with 80% Baga grapes. The 2012 was still fresh with nice acidity and fleshy dark fruit. Great mouthfeel and long subtle finish.
A bargain. — 5 days ago