“There aren't many cult wines from Portugal, but Pintas, a red field blend from the Douro Valley, ranks as one of the most sought after. Made by husband-and-wife team Jorge Bordes and Sandra Tavares da Silva, it's a powerful and concentrated red with balancing bright acidity and notes of red, dark fruits. A favorite of all.”
Big, powerful wine that is restrained by its ripe, dusty tannins. It is concentrated, with an almost Port-like texture, a result of the open lagars in which it is fermented. The fruit is likely to be rich and opulent as the tannins move into balance.
From 45-year-old vines, a wine with huge concentration, yet always elegant in character. The weight and density are palpable. Dark black fruits, along with a juicy edge, go with a dry core of this age worthy wine.
Like a lot of wines in this vintage, this opens with a hard edge, crisp and bright, powerful and closed, with an elegant mid-palate. It is also fragrant and flavorful, persistent and lingering on the finish. As it aired out, it dribbled persistent flavor over the palate, while retaining its elegance and intensity.