Imported by: Wine Enterprises LLC NJ
Touriga Nacional, Castelao, Tinta Roriz, Trincadeira
 
Juicy and dark on the nose with aromas of moist tobacco, vanilla, a hint of dried fruit, some stemmy herbal notions with hints of old wood and blue plum skins. A bit rich on entry, this sorts itself out quickly in the mouth with lovely bright integrated acids and ripe, polished tannins perfectly woven into the fabric of the plummy, boysenberry fruit. A bit on the lighter bodied side, this is super easy drinking with a bit of blueberry emerging on the backend which is silky with just a hint of bitter chocolate and some dusty tannins emerging on the modest finish. The finish gains length pretty quickly with peppery hints complementing the bitter cocoa notes and dark cherry fruit. This is delicious and simply a pleasure to drink.  90pts
 
Imported by: Iberia Wines & Spirits Ct
 
Aromatically this is very interesting with gamy, beefy aromas laced with notes of dried apricots, honeysuckle, a hint of black pepper and dark oak spice all bound up in rich raspberry fruit.  it is not completely unlike a northern rhone Syrah. Rich, polished and smooth in the mouth,this is both a bit brighter and more transparent than many modern styled wines from Portugal. It’s got some attractive inner mouth perfumes and medium plus body with flavors of blue plums and wild black berries on the palate nicely supported by well judged tannins and that acidity that adds freshness even as the creamy cafe au lait oak pops up on the backend. Nicely focused right through the moderately long and nicely fruit driven finish. Very impressive from a region that gets little attention. 89pts  
 
Imported by Aveleda Inc. RI
 
Dark and focused on the nose with wonderful floral aromas that recall candied violets coupled with layers of sweet, toasty oak and spicy, plummy fruit bound together with cinnamon and holiday spice. A touch soft on entry, then this really flows slowly across the palate with black fruit, medium plus body and plenty of underlying tannic grip. This is juicy with black cherry fruit but also hard with a hint of mineral spice and underlying wood spice. it’s a wine that should continue to age well for several more years but already is delicious and well balanced with a modest finish and the lowish acidity being the only low points. people should love this. It’s a fabulous party wine. 88pts
 
Imported by: Broadbent Selections SF
40% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Barroca, 10% Touriga Nacional
 
A touch subdued on the nose though the aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, dusty spices and dried cherries with a hint of espresso are both well balanced and very attractive. the nose gains lovely violet and plum aromas with a little bit or air. Smooth and subtle on the palate well with a touch of austerity reinforced with a nice drop of acid cut early on the palate followed by a silky, elegantly textured wine that shows off slightly dry flavors of dark berry fruit, spices and earthy, leathery undertones. Finishing with some tart cranberry notes that refresh the palate, this is a wine that could very easily get lost in a tasting but would shine at the dinner table with some coffee rubbed pork or pork with romesco sauce. This has some really attractive purity to it on the palate. 88pts
 
Imported by: Palm Bay Imports Fl
40% Castelao, 32% Touriga Nacional, 28% Touriga Franca
 
Pencil shavings and dried green herbs pop on the nose followed by astringent red fruits and rusty aromas.  On entry this is almost sweet for a second, rich with ripe fruit but the vibrant acidity quickly washes that away and offers a great contrast to the ripe red fruit which recalls strawberries, watermelon and cranberries on the palate. A bit simple perhaps, this is none the less juicy and bright with a lovely finish that is delicate yet fairly long and laced with licorice and medicinal flavors from oak ageing along with a  hint of rose petal. Juicy, energetic and fun to drink while retaining a fairly classic structural profile. 88pts
 
Imported by: Evaton Inc. Ct. 
A blend of unspecified percentages of Jaen, Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional
 
Bright, floral and simple on the nose though with nice depth to the vinous orange rind and white floral aromas. Smooth on entry, a bit lean but with a touch of flesh sticking to the the taut acid driven and dusty tannin laced structure. the fruit here is dusty and dry, austere with cranberry and raspberry undertones and a fine leathery, old book note of slight decay on the plate that adds complexity and a decidedly old school appeal here. The finish is modest, and this is basically a simple, fruity yet rustic wine but it’s very well balanced and has a lovely blend on intensity on the palate and well defined flavors. 87pts