90 points Wine Spectator
"This has a delicate core of violet, plum and red berry flavors that are broad yet well-defined. Medium-grained tannins gain power midpalate, with mineral and shiso leaf notes on the taut finish. Drink now through 2020."
#84 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015
“Inky core. Ripe, fruit-cake aroma. Rich and dry and a good-value into to the Douro. Power-packed, thick texture. Flavour and impact rather than elegance. 16/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz, this wine comes from two different parcels of land in two different Douro sub-regions at two different altitudes. The grapes are carefully selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks before aging in oak barrels for approximately twelve months. Tasting Notes: A richly aromatic wine of black cherries, tar, mocha, and a hint of violets. On the palate, this wine's rich texture is balanced perfectly against a zesty acidity, and rounded out by well-integrated, fine-grained tannins. This wine begs for another sip as its mellifluous flavors develop well into the finish. Food Pairing: Ths wine pairs perfectly with choice cuts of steak, pot roasts, and hearty casseroles like cassoulet.