Proof positive that Portugal makes dry red wines as great as Spain, France, and Italy. Black with purple bubbles right after being poured. Enticingly aromatic, with deep and concentrated black plum. The sip is pervasively silky and adds strong blackberry and black cherry fruits along with enough structuring acidity and drying tannin to keep the wine refreshing and bright instead of flabby. A long, smooth, and captivatingly delicious finish.
This is really a lovely, polished, black-fruited wine with depth and structure, but the structure is so velvety and accessible. Some darkish notes of coffee, leather and damp earth. A pleasure to drink. I might let my other bottles age to see where they go. UPDATE: On day two, the structure almost melted away, leaving the wine a bit sweet and flat. Perhaps not one to age, but this was wonderful on day one. Score based on day one.
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