(2011) - 17 pts - Revista de Vinhos, Portugal, 2014
(2011) - 17 pts - Wine, Portugal, 2013
(2009) - 91/100 pts - Robert Parker, USA, 2012
(2008) - 91/100 pts - Ultimate Wine Challenge, USA, 2011
(2007) - 92/100 pts - Robert Parker, USA, 2011
(2007) - 92/100 pts - Wine Anorak by Jamie Goodie, UK, 2010
Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and old vines
Vineyards: QN; type A, Sub-region Cima Corgo;
Vinification/Ageing: Grapes selection at the entrance of the cellar. Total destemming and fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 8 days and further 5 days of maceration. Aged 16 months in new and 2nd year 300L barrels of french oak.
Deep red-violet colour. This wine reveals complex aromas of ripe black and red fruit, with toast and spices. In the mouth it shows
great density, reflecting the softness of the tannins and a full integration between the spices and vanilla of the barrel and the berries notes. Concentation, balance and soft texture are obvious. Nice final, very long, with hints of fruit and cedar. High potential for ageing in bottle.