We have more Alicante Bouschet coming into the adega today along with our small amount Cabernet Sauvignon. We have 70 cases of the latter approx 1,400 kg which is our best crop to date. The fruit looks good too; small healthy berries tasting uniquely Cabernet! After today we have no more space in the winery until we bottle Duas Pedras 2010 next Monday. We made the lote last week and it tastes fresh and fruit-driven, firmer than the 2009 reflecting the vintage but similar in style with the Syrah taming the floral excess of Touriga Nacional. Jumbo are asking for more!
19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)
17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)
15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)
13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)
10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)
8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)
Below 8 Faulty