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.
94 pts Robert Parker - Robustus 2008 is showing incredible freshness, 4 years in wood didn´t take is youth, instead it gave elegance and complexity to is...
16,5 pts Revista de Vinhos - Intense red color with some depth, very complex aroma, which suggested some of the notes are typical of the different varieties...
90 pts Robert Parker - Superb brick red/brown appearance with medium depth of colour. Very clean fresh aroma with a subdued spicy character and a hint of...
15,5 pts Revista de Vinhos - Red colour. Blueberries, raspberry and red fruits. Aroma of. Frutty and well balanced with good acidity. Finishes medium.