(2017) Made from 40-year-old vines of Touriga Nacional grown in the Tua valley. The wine is foot-trodden in lagar, before maturing for three months in new French oak. Vivid, bold, deep crimson in colour, there's a beautiful fragrance here, the floral top notes of violet and briary roses over firm black fruit and a touch of cedar. The palate has lots of spice, from the grapes rather than the barrels, again that firm and unwavering core of acidity and tannin, wrapped in a smoothing, tobacco and chocolate veneer. Really very good.