Crisp and fresh style with apple, melon, citrus, and mineral, good balance and quite refreshing on the finish. More structure than many Vinho Verde available in the market. A good match with white fish and shellfish.
A highly concentrated nose of cassis, black cherry, cocoa, raspberry jam, vanilla, toast and elegant spices. It’s thick and rich on the palate with high acids, concentrated red fruits, barrel spices, cedar and tar.
Clear deep garnet. Medium-intensity nose of sour cherries, a little black pepper and lots of oak. On the palate there are flavours of strawberry jam, spice and chocolate from the oak maturation. It is given additional structure by fairly prominent alcohol. Long finish. Will keep another couple of years.
Quite remarkable how well this wine has aged. Lovely, pretty and elegant with perfumed aromas of dried roses and violets, earth, tobacco and spice, soft tannins, silky mouthfeel and flavourful finish. The length is just starting to shorten a touch, but the wine is still quite focused and delicious. Drink now with a simple mushroom risotto.
Clear deep garnet. Intiguing nose starts off like a “blueberry tea” cocktail, with a hint of “barnyard” and oak, opening in the glass to dates, raisins and vanilla. Tastes less complex than it smells, mostly of ripe blackberry, with heat from the 14% alcohol, and prominent acidity and tannins. A red-meat wine; I enjoyed it with bison and date sausage served with polenta in a marinara sauce. Can cellar for another year or 2.
I deducted three points for the useless and irritating plastic covering poured over the cork that shatters sharp shards of black plastic all over your kitchen when you try to remove the cork. Send a message to the producers: do not buy this wine! (Now I have got that off my chest and vacuumed the plastic off my floor…) The wine is the color of dark smoked salmon and has a robust nose of strawberry, pineapple and peach. Full bodied for a rosé, it is slightly sweet, tasting of more strawberries, raspberries and mandarin orange with good acidity. Drink up.