An impressively structured wine, the dense and dusty tannins in fine balance with the big berry fruits. Freshness is preserved by the acidity, the wine’s firm character opening up to a delicious, more juicy finish.
The top wine from Quinta Nova is hugely rich, rather extracted and over the top. Chocolate, rather than fruit, dominates, giving a bitter edge and bringing out the wine’s dark tannins. It’s certainly impressive, and will soften in 3–4 years.