Made from a blend of 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Touriga Franca, this wine typically spends 12-15 months in 400 litre barrels before bottling. Saturated, deep purple in the glass, with an explosive, bold and floral nose of violets, bramble and blackberry. With a little air notes of baked vanilla and Danish pastries come through, but support rather than overwhelm the dense fruit at the core. The palate is initially plush, juicy and rounded, with supple tannins framing a fruit core that bursts with black fruit juiciness. Through the mid palate this gains momentum but also restraint, thanks to increasingly chalky tannic texture, high toned floral notes and peppery spice. This is both refined and rich, with layers of spice building through to a very long finish. Delicious despite its youth, but this will only improve with time in bottle for those who have patience.