Topper's Mountain Touriga & Tintas 2016
Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao and Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) – blending these varieties is a centuries-old tradition in the most famous Portugal wine region – the Douro Valley. Grapes were destemmed and put into open fermenter to undergo spontaneous fermentation followed by 16 months of ageing in old oak barrels.
92 Points "Lots of character here. In fact it's a very good wine full stop. Leathery, perfumed, ripped with tannin, glossy in some ways, resinous even, but savoury at heart. Fruit, graphite, cloves, something sweet and musky, something sour and dry. Many different things. There's a huge swerve of tannin to the finish it's part of the wine's shtick and charm." Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front