I knew nothing about this wine before tasting, other than the word of my wine rep, who said “it killed it, and delivered for three days!” Big shoes to fill, I agree. I do know there is a load of great table wine being made from the noble grapes of Portugal, chiefly, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinto Roriz(aka Tempranillo).By some miracle, these grapes when fermented to dryness, have an extreme tendency to deliver really beautiful and complex table reds for fractions of the money of a comparable table red from many other regions throughout the world. Dark purple to garnet color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, loaded with blackberry, blueberry, black plum, granite earth character, licorice, leather, espresso, some oak, and layered mineral earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, big luscious black fruit, coffee, mineral, spice, medium+ tannin, medium acidity, layered, balanced, showing off a beauty and elegance that’s hard to compare to. I tried this wine only minutes after opening, if it’s as my rep says it is, and kills it for three days, this wine will deliver for another decade. Buy this Wine!