(2019) Legado is a separate ultra-premium brand, but made at the Casa Ferreirinha winery. A blend of 35% Touriga Franca, plus Touriga Nacional, Donzelinho, Tinta Roriz, Tinta da Barca, Rufete, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and other varieties from the old vineyards of Quinta do Caêdo. It is aged two years in French oak, in cellars at Vila Nova di Gaia. Powerful nose, plenty of balsamic, slightly resinous oak, deep damson plum and liquorice, little blueberry and aromatic violet touches. Supple, silky tannins, a big sour cherry character with good acidity.
(2019) Beautiful nose, less dominated by the oak than the 2013 Legado, and of course with 10 years under its belt. Beautiful lift and floral edges, some ash and coffee comes through, that signature freshness again, that bittersweet cocoa and dark cherry edge of tart acidity, this is long - very long - and has such layered savoury qualities, vast intensity and such freshness. 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Roriz and 10% Tinto Cão.
(2019) Just a touch musty at first, the aromatics a little suppressed, but with some agitation it begins to open and show the aromatics, those floral edges to meat-stock and figgy aromas, in the mouth lovely creaminess to the tannins, another lovely wine, though perhaps the 2008 showing a little better on the day.
(2019) Elegant lift here, the florals and bergamot and violet perfume pronounced, creamy black berries, so pure. Beautifully supple sweetness with some bittersweet cocoa and endive bite of cherry ripe acidity. Deep and delicious.
(2019) Spicy, bold, quite a deep colour, bold fruit and spice-driven, some aromatic tobacco notes, the palate creamy and rich, the figgy sweetness offset by the acidity. Lovely freshness with unobtrusive spirit just warming the finish.
(2019) Rich berries and chocolate, with very good balance of tannins, chocolate and cherry with a spicy finish. Alcohol not obtrusive.
(2019) Unfined unfiltered, and George says it needs to be decanted off the sediment if three or more years old. More closed than the Reserve. Currants and cherries, nice floral and leafy characters emerging, some pepperiness and a nice long finish.
(2019) Slightly meatier than the 2013, dense, meatier palate too, but grippy tannins and loads of cherry fruit.
(2019) This single quinta vintage wine is immediately darker and more dense in character than the 2013 LBV, with cassis and black cherry, a little more drying tannin, grippy, serious with lovely freshening acidity. Young.
(2019) Aromatic, a little more floral lift than the 2013 for sure, a touch of kirsch and that fleshy sweet black fruit over the big powerful tannins. Wonderful balance here, and length. Very fine.