Casa Santos Lima

Colossal Reserva Syrah Blend

8.766 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Lisboa, Portugal
Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Tinta Roriz
Lamb, Potato, Tomato-Based, Venison, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Chocolate & Caramel, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Pasta, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
David Shaw

30/30/30/10 blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet. Dense purple. Vanilla and violet notes in nose. Cherry, blackberry and black currant flavors with length, colossal chewy tannins (as advertised), more skin astringency than seed bitterness initially. Delicately massive initially, but tannins soften substantially after 45 minutes. Decant before serving for a nice Portuguese red.

30/30/30/10 blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet. Dense purple. Vanilla and violet notes in nose. Cherry, blackberry and black currant flavors with length, colossal chewy tannins (as advertised), more skin astringency than seed bitterness initially. Delicately massive initially, but tannins soften substantially after 45 minutes. Decant before serving for a nice Portuguese red.

Jun 23rd, 2019
"Odedi"

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

On the nose blueberries, plums, sweet cherries, wood, graphite, licorice, eucalyptus, leather, earth, beef jerky and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vegetables, spices, smoke, earth, graphite, bitter vegetables, wet rocks, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice red blend from Portugal. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Big and bold with earthy notes on the nose, but fruity on the palate.

Needs some time to open up and I used the Vspin for 10 minutes and that worked out very well. Peaking now.

A blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz and 10% Alicante Bouschet.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$10.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

On the nose blueberries, plums, sweet cherries, wood, graphite, licorice, eucalyptus, leather, earth, beef jerky and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vegetables, spices, smoke, earth, graphite, bitter vegetables, wet rocks, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice red blend from Portugal. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Big and bold with earthy notes on the nose, but fruity on the palate.

Needs some time to open up and I used the Vspin for 10 minutes and that worked out very well. Peaking now.

A blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz and 10% Alicante Bouschet.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$10.

Sep 5th, 2018
Adam Kincaid

Great deal for the price. Medium but juicy with light acidity and bright flavors. Good crowd pleaser and good to drink while socializing and not thinking too hard about what’s in the glass.

Great deal for the price. Medium but juicy with light acidity and bright flavors. Good crowd pleaser and good to drink while socializing and not thinking too hard about what’s in the glass.

2 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.1

30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Syrah, 30% Tinta Roriz, 10% Alicante Bouschet. Huge wine. The bottle I drank was 3 years old which is way too young to be drinking this wine. Dark fruit layed with plenty of tannins. Would aim to drink this wine in more of the 5 year or older mark.

30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Syrah, 30% Tinta Roriz, 10% Alicante Bouschet. Huge wine. The bottle I drank was 3 years old which is way too young to be drinking this wine. Dark fruit layed with plenty of tannins. Would aim to drink this wine in more of the 5 year or older mark.

2 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2018
Christopher Simison

Amazing deal at 7.99 from Costco.

Amazing deal at 7.99 from Costco.

1 person found it helpfulSep 10th, 2019
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cherries, wood, licorice, spices, light vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, milk chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, cloves, cola, vegetables, wood, earth, river rocks, spices, peppercorn, tobacco and herbs.

Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Red Blend from Portugal. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and mild complexity.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and good for parties.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

A blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz and Alicante. Aged in French and American oak barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$10.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cherries, wood, licorice, spices, light vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, milk chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, cloves, cola, vegetables, wood, earth, river rocks, spices, peppercorn, tobacco and herbs.

Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Red Blend from Portugal. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and mild complexity.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and good for parties.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

A blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz and Alicante. Aged in French and American oak barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$10.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2018
Rhonely Boy

30% Toriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Syrah, 10% Alicante Bouschet. Exactly what I wanted tonight. Good doesn’t have to be expensive; Under $15.

30% Toriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Syrah, 10% Alicante Bouschet. Exactly what I wanted tonight. Good doesn’t have to be expensive; Under $15.

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2018
Shannon kinzebach

Really nice syrah, not too jammy/sweet but still nice fruit, not too alcohol forward. Complex with really nice lingering creamy aftertaste. Would def get again, I think it's cheap at Costco.

Really nice syrah, not too jammy/sweet but still nice fruit, not too alcohol forward. Complex with really nice lingering creamy aftertaste. Would def get again, I think it's cheap at Costco.

Jan 22nd, 2021
Michael Kish

Aroma of tart blackberries, with a taste to match. Moderate tannins and light to medium body. Worth a try for anyone who likes big fruit, but a little more acidic than I like.

Aroma of tart blackberries, with a taste to match. Moderate tannins and light to medium body. Worth a try for anyone who likes big fruit, but a little more acidic than I like.

Oct 19th, 2020
Justin Wade

Surprisingly good at a good price point. Dark red in Color. Somewhat jammy strawberry on the nose. Full bodied and somewhat light on tannins. Really enjoy!

Surprisingly good at a good price point. Dark red in Color. Somewhat jammy strawberry on the nose. Full bodied and somewhat light on tannins. Really enjoy!

Apr 2nd, 2020