Beautiful translucent colour, midway between dark red and cognac brown.
Not overly aromatic with some kirsch, raisins and dried prunes, good quality alcohol and a pinch of exotic, gingerbread spices. Fresh.
On the palate this is poised and perfectly balanced. Fruity, raisiny sweetness with kirsch cherries and prunes, gingerbread spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla & anise, dried mandarin peel.
Round & mellow with a hint of Yunnan tea tannins. Not sticky it overly sweet but with fresh, candied lemon acidity and a surprisingly long finish.
Good stuff! — 2 days ago
From Domestique. Absolutely delicious $20 (portuguese!) — 5 days ago
A modest Portuguese revelation- had snapped this Touriga blend up in an annual ‘ cost’ sale at my local wine store. With nearly five years of age has a lovely grip and medium bodied rose & tar palate, not unlike an Piedmont red. Does remind me of Nebbiolo, the elegant version. Well worth the 30$ or so odd, on sale. — a month ago
Very drinkable and really opened up after 30 mins of being opened . Went well with pasta ans pizza. Great value for 12 $ and 92 points at total wine — 14 days ago
Complex aroma, with red fruits in evidence. Dense silky texture — 3 days ago
Explodes on the palate and then lingers with super rich, intense, and concentrated flavors. Classic notes like caramel, maple syrup, plum, and almond, plus some charred, smokey, and spice flavors. Bravo! 👏 — 6 days ago
Rich with white peach, Mandarine peel, a sweet oak. Quite seductive yet retaining some freshness.
On the palate this is medium bodied, poised and brilliantly balanced with fresh acidity. White, succulent peach, nicely integrated wood, a salty, mineral core underneath.
This is quite complex, better with rich fish vs hits d’oeuvres or sipping. — 4 days ago
Cool herby minerality with some shy fruit in the back and beautifully integrated (old) wood.
Great flow & mouthfeel, cool & fresh yet complex as well. Herby minerality, depth & energy, a faint hint of underripe peach, a flowery whiff. A very elegant finish.
This is really good, esp with some nice fish. — 4 days ago
Bottled in ‘96 and the cork was toast by the time we opened it up. Closed at first but opened up after about half an hour. Nice tawny flavors, maple syrup and carmel. Extended and lively finish. — 3 days ago