91WE | 90WS | Big, strapping & velvety | Douro Red Wine
Intense violet color that shows the concentration of the wine, aromas still very young with enormous complexity that, whilst difficult to define, shows all of the Douro – mature dark red fruit, floral, citrus, herbal and schist elements are all present on the palate, dense and rich but at the same time not heavy. Long and complex with a good, balanced tannin structure which gives tension and structure to the wine without destroying the elegance and equilibrium of this wine. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 or so years. Pair with: any meat dish or cheese, spicy dishes as well as robust fish.
WE91 | Wine Enthusiast | This is a smooth and generous wine. It is rich, full-bodied and packed with dark plum flavor, but it’s the ripe, velvet character that is so appealing. It’s almost ready to drink, although the firm tannins and minerality at the end suggest it will be better from 2016.
WS90 |Wine Spectator | A big, strapping red, with well-rounded flavors of boysenberry and roasted plum, accented by concentrated spice and green olive notes. The finish lengthens out, with accents of dried beef and hoisin sauce.