Simao & Co VP 2016
Durif, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Shiraz, Alicante Bouschet, Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional. Boysenberry, plum, macerated cherries (both red and black), liquorice of every description, a pleasing touch of warmth lifts the wealth of fruit and will bed down further in the next couple of years. Quite primary, pure and fruit driven for now with hints of aniseed, dry spice and some fresh damp herbs in the mortar and pestle lurking around. Pretty delicious now but difficult to judge - really needs some time in the cellar to harmonise and reach its full potential. Rob McLean, FWC.