(2017) A blend of Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Castelâo, Syrah and Alicant Bouschet, this is dark in colour and aroma with damson plum and blueberry, a touch of chocolate, and a touch of Indian ink. In the mouth it is smooth, silky and offers a deep pool of glossy black fruit. There's a nice inky dryness from the Alicante Bouschet, and good levels of acidity and creamy tannin. It's just grippy and rustic enough in the finish to nicely offset that suave character.
(2015) The red partner to the Red Leg Branco is a blend of Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez (Tempranillo), Trincadeira and Touriga Nacional is bold in colour and flavour, aromas of spiced plum and liquorice leading on to a dry, grippy palate, with a rustic tannic grip and plenty of savoury spice and dark fruit. Needs a stew or a steak to show at its best I think.
(2015) Made by ace Portuguese winemaker Rui Reguinga, this wine from the Tejo region is mostly Touriga Nacional with a splash of Syrah. It has a lovely nose - dry and curranty, with a hint of woodsmoke and black plum, but immediately suggests a refreshing, forward style. The palate has deliciously juicy and chocolate-touched richness of black fruit, that hint of briar, earth and smoke is lovely, giving this a lingering finish and good deal of complexity.
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