Always the workhorse in the Sogrape stable, this wine never seems to fail. And here it comes through once again. Tight and compact at first, it opens into a forest of spice, herbs and Portuguese oak. There's a lot of wine here for the money, and it will age well over a couple of years. Flavorful and full of character, this is the epitome of good, basic Portuguese red wine. Best Buy.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.