Aroma with impact, good fruit, mineral notes. Medium bodied, but with good presence and mature and polished tannins. Ends with persistency.
"A well-structured, muscular red, with a touch of Asian spice to the wild plum and dried raspberry flavors. Beef and mineral notes mark the finish. Distinctive, with a very sauvage allure. Drink now through 2015. 10,000 cases imported. 90 points, and designated a 'Best Value'" -KM, The Wine Spectator, Feb 28, 2011
"This is a fantastic value, and I was quite impressed with it when I tried it a few weeks ago. This is a classic Portuguese wine; it's well structured with a great mouthfeel, soft acidity and a fine balance between fruit and savoury tones. Impressively aromatic as well, this versatile wine is great for a wide range of dishes from tomato-based pasta sauces to a good hearty stew." - Tasted by Andrew Melville, Marquis Wine Cellars