We all love a bargain and this is the real deal, made with native Portuguese grapes (Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca) with alcohol coming in at 13%.
This wine opened up with a fragrant bouquet of ripe cherries/blackberry fruit, vanilla, smoky and spicy notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied and nicely layered by a rich combination of fruit, gentle wood spices, lively acidity and wonderful structured, slightly chewy tannins. This Portuguese blend has a long, generous and flavorful finish with a nice tannic grip lingering. This is a really enjoyable, robust and great value wine, that is well structured and age worthy. Drinking beautifully now but would be an excellent addition to your cellar to be enjoyed over the next 2-4 years. Strongly recommended, score 90 points.
Purchased July 20, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (684753) at $17.95