Second picking of 100% baga, 30 year old vines in clay soils matured in new oak for 30 months
 
Floral on the nose with a rose petal and eucalyptus overlay to the  red fruit and very finely integrated oak which shows as just a little nutmeg and toast. Soft and a little broad on the palate yet with excellent acidity, there's lots of depth to the fruit here and while this is almost weighty it’s not chewy at all. Deep black cherry and earth flavors with a great mineral base note fills the mouth supported by plenty of ripe tannins. A touch of menthol along with a hint of heat shows up on the beet root tinged finish, which is cut just a touch short as the tannins close in. The fruit continues to fight with those tannins though and shows fine persistence and power. 91pts 
 
 
100% Baga
 
Earthy and astringent on the nose this shows hints of old wood and chlorine under lots of autumnal underbrush and smoky red fruit. Smooth on entry and rather bright and sinewy in the mouth with finely ripe tannins and fine acidity supporting tart, grapey blueberry tinged red fruit. There’s really nice balance here and a lovely clear and fresh palate impression leading to a long, juicy and fresh fresh finish. I love these tannins,like traditional Barolo thirty years ago. This is really vibrant and clear. 90pts
 
 
Old and young vines of Baga, two and a half hectares, fermented in open lagar with no destemming five to eight days in lagar, then drained into tank where fermentation continues for an additional ten to fifteen days before the wine is aged for 14 to 16 months in 2000 to 4000 liter casks
 
Musky and  animal on the nose with aromas of dark oily stems, briary sandalwood, and a little funky natural yeast quality topped with a fine floral tone A touch of co2 greet the palate yielding to a deep and slightly opaque and ripely tannic mouthfeel. There’s attractive wild berry fruit, blackberry toned and with a bit of a pie filling edge to it topped with spicy dark minerality. This is powerful and chewy with lots of dry extract but the tannins are huge today so the fruit is struggling to get out. Finishing with impressive length to the mineral, briar and sandalwood flavors there is a lot to like here but today this is more impressive than friendly. I would like to have a few bottles of this in my cellar to see where it goes. 90pts
 
 
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz
 
Lovely spicy baking spices over briary blueberry fruit greets the nose here joined by some slightly inky fruit aromas topped with some smoky, burnt sugar notes. The oak on the nose may not be overpowering but this is some very perfumed wood. High acid on entry, and showing some very soft, fine grained tannins, this is both bright and inviting it the mouth with flavors that are a bit earthy with lots of high toned blue and wild cherry fruits that are framed by an assertive mineral edge. This shows lovely depth of flavor on the palate without much weight, and great clarity to the rather precise and very clear an edgy of wild cherry on the backend and through the bright fruity finish. This is really lovely  90pts
 
 
A blend of Castelão, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet that spends nine months in new French Oak
 
Coffee bean, ivy, smoky marzipan,and plummy fruit come together on the nose. In the mouth this is very fresh on entry with fine depth to the gorgeous wild berry fruit. Fine grained tannins and a little early wood contribute to the medium bodied mouthfeel here, adding some peppery spice on the backend and  noticeable baking spice on the moderately long, plummy finish. This is a touch soft with fuzzy tannins and more dry extract than the  Falcoaria Classico bottling. 89pts
 
 
Thirty four hectares in a single block aged in barrique, 25% of which are new. 
 
Very smoky on the nose, almost roasting meats over a bed of tarry, dark fruits,showing a little raisin and date along with sage and rosemary notes touched with violets. Bright acids and  fine tannins are well integrated in the mouth allowing this to show a nice softness with lovely balsamic notes appearing early on the palate followed by fine cut plum and tart wild strawberry jam flavors. This shows nice small yet angular tannins and has a long, slightly austere finish full of clear  blue fruits.  Medium bodied buy this drink some and cellar the rest for the next several years Already delicious I bet this will be even better in a year or two. 89pts