Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as advertised in terms of ripe, fruity cherry and blackberry flavors, an attractive, balanced texture and straightening power. It feels smooth and velvety in the mouth with bright acidity. The Sousão grape, normally only used in rare blends, has produced here a wine that is distinctly flavored with notes of tobacco, dried plum and licorice. It is round, but without the weight or long-term ageworthiness. The grapes used for this wine are sourced from old vines. There is good balance, with a layer of acidity that surrounds the yellow fruits and the crisp acidity. So the wine feels both fresh and mature. Ready to drink, although it could well age until 2015. Picture perfect, with a deep color and intense aromas, this is a crisp, highly perfumed wine. It is more fruity than toasty, but with plenty of acidity to give it a final refreshing edge.