Smooth & Supple
Wonderful wine, had it once with braised beef, another time just sipping late at night with chocolate. Strong dark fruit flavors, but delivered very smoothly, with a nice finish.
Earthy & Spicy
Bought this online for $9.99 mostly out of curiousity. Rated 90 points by WS & #42 in Wine Spector's Top 100 of 2011. I'm not very familiar with Portuguese wine so I thought it would be a nice bottle to try. Red blend: Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz & Touriga Naciona grapes. I brought it to a Christmas party to share. Opened up the bottle to let it breath for about 1 hour prior to pouring (as was suggested). Dark ruby color, medium bodied with nice red/black fruit with well balanced tannins. I enjoyed this wine. Great for price point.
Sort of thin with not much behind a solid tannin. Not my style.