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This concentrated wine is made with premium grapes usually used in the production of Port. The exact blend is 35% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousão, 5% Tinta Amarela and 5% Tinta Cao, aged in second and third year French Allier oak barriques. This wine opens up with aromas of blueberry and blackberry fruit, dried violet, leather, earthy, burnt toast , cedar and dried herb. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied (alcohol coming in at 14%), rich, yet well structured with good acidity and firm tannins. The finish is long dry with silky texture and dark fruit and earthy notes lingering. Very traditional and gorgeous wine here, and at this price, a very good value. Strongly recommended
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This is simply an excellent wine, again demonstrating how far Portuguese table wines have come in the last 15 years or so. Quite floral on the nose, this wine is full-bodied, with deep red fruits, herbs and spice and a pleasant tartness on the long finish. Oak is so well-integrated as to be indistinguishable. Drinking now, but should another 5 years or so. More than worthy of its $23 price tag. tasted August 2013.