Made from century-old vines at Quinta das Carvalhas, this is a solid, dark, beautifully ageworthy wine. Black fruits, layers of juiciness, rich tannins and spice from the wood all contribute to a firm, extracted wine that needs several years to soften.
Store and Serve Advices:
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.
Excellent with all kinds of meat dishes, especially for accompany grilled meats.
Reviews and Awards:
. 93 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 86 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 18,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. 18 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 16,5 points in Jancis Robinson.
88 pts Robert Parker - As in the previous crop is well on the nose, with notes of fruit to mark the scent (which is very original), do remember getting some...
17 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - Wine quite unique and sophisticated. Intense and fresh scent, which stand out the notes of forest fruits and light vegetable...
Quite how the winemaker has managed to nurture the humble Negra Mole grape to give us a smooth and delightfully light wine in the Burgundy style, even with...
Superb brick red/brown appearance with medium depth of colour. Very clean fresh aroma with a subdued spicy character and a hint of dried fruits. Refreshing...