|WINE ENTHUSIAST APRIL 2016
91 Points -Andreza Grande Reserva Doc Douro 2013
is a seriously impressive, ripe and powerful wine. Boasting rich
fruits, black plum and berry flavors and concentrated acidity, it also
has a dark, solid structure. Still young, this shows boisterous acidity
and needs to soften and fill out further. Drink this fine wine from
91 Points -Tyto alba Doc Do Tejo 2013
is a ripe, bold wine from the nature reserve vineyards of Companhia das
Lezirias. Packed with berry fruits, the wine is produced from
organically grown grapes, rich in both tannins and acidity. Spice, soft
tannins and a fresh aftertaste all make this a delicious wine that's
ready to drink now."EDITORS' CHOICE
90 Points -Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas Doc Douro 2014
from old vines, this ripe and firm wine is young and still developing.
It has black fruits that are lifted by the juicy, concentrated acidity.
Structure, spice, pepper and a generous, full palate all point to some
aging. Drink from 2017."BEST BUY
90 Points -Azul Portugal Reserva Regional Alentejano 2013
the warm southern heat of the Alentejo is in this wine. It is rich,
generous and full of ripe, black fruits. Berries and juicy damsons are
spiced with pepper, rich tannins and lifted by acidity. It is a wine for
big meat dishes, for stews, a powerful, no-holds-barred style. It will
be ready to drink from 2017."
87 Points -Águia Moura em V. V. Reserva Doc Douro 2013
vines on schist soil have produced a wine that is so concentrated. It
is spoilt by some bitter extract that comes from wood aging as much as
from the fruit. If that softens, the wine will become rich and generous.
Wait until 2017."
86 Points -Tyto alba Doc Do Tejo 2015
wine is fresh, aromatic and so crisp. Made from Fernão Pires and
Verdelho, it is ripe with apple flavors and tangy with orange zest. The
wine is young, fruity and ready to drink."
85 Points -Tyto alba Doc Do Tejo 2015
blend of Touriga Nacional and Merlot gives fresh red fruits that are
crisp and sharp as a needle. The wine is lively and fruity, soft and
ready to drink."
85 Points -Monte da Baía Regional Península de Setúbal 2014
soft, fruity blend is light in both tannins and acidity. It's fresh in
character, giving a ripe wine that is ready to drink now."