Vinho Tinto MagnumSyrah Alicante Bouschet
- Bottle size
- 1500 mL
This is a blend of Syrah and Alicante Bouschet, sourced from 15-year-old Portalegre vines at 550 meters in altitude. The best Reserva here yet, this is graceful and easy to approach, but its crisp demeanor and moderate tannins immediately give it some life and vitality. It puts on some weight and fleshes out in the glass. Then, the fine flavors come through on the lingering finish. It's pretty delicious, too, simply bursting with flavor. It improved notably over an hour or so in the glass. This relatively new venture (although its lauded winemaker - David Baverstock - is hardly an unknown) is rounding into form. There's a lot here to like.
Lots of tar and wet-earth character. Dried fruit and berry undertones. Full body, soft and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Juicy and flavorful. Needs some time to soften.