A well-priced aperitif. Deep amber in colour with a nutty nose of dried apricot and orange peel; spicy flavours of orange, caramel and honey fill the mouth. Serve chilled.
They don’t get much better than this for the price! A blend of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. Dense purple in colour with a floral-spicy nose of black plums with a tobacco-leaf note; medium-bodied, dry with richly extracted flavours of plum and mocha chocolate that finish firmly.
This is a rustic, approachable and friendly blend of Castelão, Aragonez and Touriga Nacional from Lisboa, near the sea. You can taste a salinity throughout, along with crisp and floral plum, blueberry and herbal rock rose scrub. Tannins are downy and fuzzy, right to the short, purple floral finish. Authentic and charmingly so, especially with your Thai or Indian spiced goat or eggplant. Fantastic value.
Clear medium to deep plum red. Medium-intensity bouquet of strawberry jam and blackberry, with some herbal overtones from the Merlot in the blend. Medium-bodied with fresh-tasting cherry fruit, good balance and long finish. Will improve for another year.
Made from the uncommon Arinto varietal. Clear, medium-deep gold. Medium-intensity nose, vaguely appleish with hints of honey and green olives. Light-bodied with green apple and lime flavours. Drink now.
New to our market in both label and region (DOC Lisboa Obidos) is this light Portuguese white, half Moscatel with the remainder Arinto and Vital. Subtle lime blossoms, perfumed soap, light melon, gentle lemon, pink grapefruit pith and a twist of yellow plum bitterness on the brisk finish. This simple white does exactly what it aims to: refresh. At an easy 9.5% and a likeable price point, this was mid-week perfection with spicy steamed clams.
Dark ruby/purple. Black berries and soft spices are not very intense, but the purity is inviting. Full-bodied with lots of fruity taste, grainy tannins and warmth in the powerful but balanced mid-palate. At almost 6 years of age it is still young, so no rush to open it.