Blend of Alicante Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon, D.O.C. Alentejo.
Overall Review Notes & Tasting Impressions
A deep and dark red wine certainly featuring solid color intensity, not overly dark though, but looking dense.
The aromatic profile is rather closed up to start with, notes that are typical and that betray a reductive character, burn tire are dominant but slowly fade away after 10-15 minutes in the glass. A potential problem for the average wine consumer or wine professional.
The palate though is very juicy, dry with a velvety texture where dense tannins add some enjoyable grip to the texture. Bug burst of ripe purple plum and fresh dark warm blackberry with layered sweet spices and vanilla that amplify the overall pleasing smoothness of the wine.
The wine’s dry juiciness and vivacity contrasting with the rich ripe and comforting cooked fruit note, and the long salivating finish with many layers of complexity make for a wine that displays great potential. Winemakers should think of refining and controlling the reductive character. They will then have here an excellent deep yet lively red wine.