"The 2013 Vinhas Velhas de Santa Maria (Quinta de Foz de Arouce) is all Baga, aged for 12 months in new French barriques. It comes in at 14% alcohol. Sourced from 100+–year–old–vines, this should be released in the USA by the time this article appears. It is already in the market in Europe. Moderate in concentration, but rather powerful, this has an oaked–Barbera feel to it just now, with a bit of tartness on the finish, along with those tannins. Silky and elegant in the mid–palate, this is otherwise impressive, but it is a little hard to take just now. There's even, perhaps, a touch of Amarone flavors up front after it airs out. Its virtues are many, though––the tension on the finish is impressive and the structure should give this a good chance to improve notably."