A deep but lively and youthful colour. On the nose, distinctive ripe fruit and floral characters combining with discreet wood flavours contribute towards a fine and complex aroma.
In the mouth an elegant wine with a rich flavour and well integrated tannins to give a very long and well balanced finish to the palate.
"Firm, with leafy notes behind the flavors of cherry, red plum and red currant. There's a minerally cut to the juicy finish, as well as some chocolate mint notes. Drink now through 2015. 8,333 cases made."
"The 2008 TINTO (CHURCHILL’S ESTATES) is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional and 30% each of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, aged for 12 months in a mixture of new and old oak. Nicely constructed, with an earthy nose and velvety feel to it, this has some power and punch, along with some real intensity and a little depth. I liked the texture best, closely followed by the structure, more than the somewhat sauvage nose. It should hold nicely. If it is your style, there’s a lot here to admire at a reasonable price. Drink now-2018.
The Wine Advocate
"A juicy wine, showing ripe fruit and sweet acidity. It feels soft and fresh, the lively fruit much more important than the lean structure."