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."
Ok wine. If you like the typical Portuguese grapes, you'll like this wine.