Made only in the best years, this flagship wine from Herdade do Zambujal is powerful, solidly tannic and packed with dark, brooding fruits. Big and dense, it has weight as well as layers of wood aging balanced against the opulent fruits and acidity. It still needs to develop, so drink from 2018.
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