"Features an aroma of raspberry, with plenty of snap to the chocolate mousse, dark currant and kirsch flavors, accented by hints of mineral and slate. The dense, muscular finish displays elements of mocha, spice and cream."
"If it does not quite have the focus and depth of the big boys, sometimes it seems not so far behind and it is 1/4th the price. Despite 18 months in used oak, it seems pure and fresh, a wine that is expressive and flavored by its fruit, not its oak. It does not have the depth of its old vines sibling, but it improves rather than fades in the glass and it has more substance than seemed apparent at first. The fifth taste was more interesting than the first. As graceful as it seemed on opening, it added a layer of depth and power, demonstrating that it has a fine backbone and a crisp, sunny edge. This is completely charming."
“The 2010 GURU is the winery’s old vines (50 years) Branco, a blend of Viosinho, Rabigato, Codega do Larinho and Gouveio aged in oak for 6 months. Beautifully constructed this year, it combines a gentle, welcoming demeanor, with all of its parts well integrated and subtle oak showing. There is a bit of bite on the finish, but it is remarkably graceful, seeming both delicious and classy, with a little subtlety. There were 5,500 bottles produced, along with some large format bottles. Drink now-2015.”