Imported by: Winebow NY
40% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Tinta Nacional
A touch woody and slightly funky on the nose with a blend of chocolate, leather, and astringent red fruit aromas. Rich, smooth, low acid and polished in the mouth, this opens with some dry tannins covered in cherry and bitter chocolate flavors. the acidity is modest, lending this a rich, creamy feel in the mouth, and some heaviness on the finish which is rich with medicinal and wood spice character. It’s a chewy, bawny wine in the modern style. 87pts
Imported by: Polaner Selections NY
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and others
A bit candied on the nose with notes of cola, violet pastille and some gamy, leathery base notes laced around bright cherry and plum fruits. Soft, rich and easy going in the mouth,this is very well balanced with hints of coffee and wood spice supporting their plummy and dark cherry wild blackberry flavors on the palate. the tannins are modest and well balanced leading to a soft, creamy black cherry and vanilla laced finish. Modern and easy drinking without any excess of  flash or flesh. 87pts
Imported by: Winesellers Ltd. IL
35% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz
A bit beefy on the nose with some herbs de provence notes and a nice base of dried cherry and blue plum fruit wrapped up in subtle oak shadings.  Juicy, bright and a bit chewy in the mouth, just past medium bodied this remains transparent and bright on the palate with good acidity and tannins that are a touch dry but that add a pleasant edge to the palate which is ripe with dark cherry and spicy blackberry fruit. there’s some tea and vanilla influence coming from the oak here, which turns out to be a bit too assertive on the long finish.  A bit burly in the mouth, some will find that aspect of this wine more attractive than I do, though i do find some very attractive fruit here.  87pts
Imported by: Iberia Wines & Spirits Ct
100% Castelao
This is downright fruity on the nose with a gorgeous bouquet of spicy, pomegranate, wild raspberry, and lingonberry aromas that gain hints of pencil shavings and brownies with air. Smooth and easy to drink, this is low in both acid and tannins with simple and slightly chewy wild cherry and raspberry flavors on the palate that turn a touch austere on the backend.  The fruit pops again on the finish picking up the spicy character and hints of pomegranate that show up on the nose. It’s a fruity wine but a bit austere and not sweet and it needs some simply grilled meats to show its best.  86pts
Imported by: Premium Port Wines Inc SF
50% Tinta Barroca, 20% Touriga Nacional, 15% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz
Spicy and dark on the nose with hints of resin, raw meat, and lots of cracked pepper spice accenting the core of carob fruit. Soft, clean and pure in the mouth, this is not complex but has a great texture and subtle flavors that blend some red apple skins with earthy spice and some bright plummy notes. It’s a simple wine, easy to drink and well balanced in the mouth with a lovely slightly medicinal and darkly spicy note on the modest finish. 86pts
Imported by: Wine in Motion NJ
Trincadeira 40%, Aragonez 40%, Alfrocheiro 20%
A bit tight on the nose but showing lovely floral and spicy fruit aromas that are fresh and elegant with a  growing sense of fruitiness as it sits in the glass. Broad in the mouth, and clean with an initial blast of fruit that makes this feel a bit soft, but the structure pops out quickly making this brightly fruity, dry and a bit spicy in the licorice and mace end of the spectrum. The tannins here are a bit drying and the fruit simple and short, but this shows some nice energy in the mouth and finishes cleanly. The spicy aromas are the highpoint here. 85pts