Tasting Notes

Medium red, brickred edges. Fragrant aged rose-petal bouquet with anise/licorice highlights. Strong brandy-spirit which tends to dominate. Clean tannin and spirit on the finish balancing considerable sweetness. Mellowing nicely. Very Portuguese in style, except for the richness and assertiveness of tannin. Spirit is slightly hot on aftertaste. Very good and aging superbly. Huon Hooke