15,5% abv. Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and others from 100yo vineyards. The nose is strongly oaky and has quite anonymous, dark, sweet and almost jammy fruit. It also causes an alcoholic burn in my nostrils. Soft entry, quite harsh alcohol, plump and low in both tannins and acidity. This is alcoholic juice, not wine. Not at all to my taste.
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(Domingos Alves de Sousa Douro Quinta da Gaivosa Vinha de Lordelo) Dark ruby color; reduction, tart red fruit, baked berry, ripe raspberry, floral nose; dried berry, licorice, spice, raspberry palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points (blend of Sousao, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and others; 15 mos in new French oak, 12 mos in bottle; 15% alcohol, 3.80 pH)
(Domingos Alves de Sousa Douro Quinta da Gaivosa Vinha de Lordelo) Tart berry, tart red plum nose; young, tart berry, tart red currant palate; medium-plus finish 90+ pts. (blend of Sousao, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and others)
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