Bottled 2001


APPEARANCE: Still a clear ruby colour, albeit less dark and intense than when it was launched 18 years ago! Now a medium deep ruby with almost no hint of brick colouring on the rim.
NOSE: Deep blueberry and crowberry fruitiness, camphor, tar, alcohol, iodine, menthol.  
TASTE: Still mainly primary fruitiness, with crowberries, blueberries, the Douro spicy minerality, rather polished tannins. Just a minor hollowness on the mid palate. Long “dry&sweet” aftertaste.  

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