Putting Syrah and Touriga Nacional together is a popular blend in Alentejo, producing structured wines that also exude ripe berry fruitiness and a fine aromatic character. This wine is still young as its firm tannins are evident even as its fruit is well in place, fresh and fruity and with a rich aftertaste. Drink from late 2016.
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