Think of Lionel Richie, circa mid-eighties, all decked out in his best plum velvet suit, then add a bit of Barry White on top, and you BEGIN to get close to how smooth and enticing this red is.
Your first sensation is one of deep rich blueberry that gives way to a mixture of plum, edged with a smokey streak of oak - all of which lasts an age with each mouthful. It's difficult to be too in love with this wine.
Open the bottle, show a frying pan a steak, briefly, then combine in mouth. Boom!
Dense, bold fruit that's still incredibly easy to chug--errrr.. drink.
Until Portugal fixes its economy your Angel-funded Dollar goes a long way over there. And as long as the grape varieties are almost impossible to pronounce, we won't have a lot of competition to buy the very best fruit.
This is a great wine to surprise somebody who thinks they know a lot about wine. 90% of customers would buy it again, so it's a crowd-pleaser too.