Inky purple-black colour with a deep garnet rim. Lovely fragrant nose of blackberry, rockrose, and clove. Full and generous palate with flavours of concentrated blackcurrant fruit and bitter chocolate, liquorice and spice, coated in ripe peppery tannins. One of the finest Ribeira wines that we have produced, it is sensational now, but will age very well indeed.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serving temperature at 15ºC to 16 ºC
It can be appreciated as an aperitive or on any other ocasion. Ideal accompaniment to nuts, cheeses or deserts.
Reviews and Awards:
. 94 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 92 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 90 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 18 points in Richard Mayson;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 16,8 points in Decanter Magazine;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2009.
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