sexta-feira, 13 de maio de 2011

a review of Terrus, from Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective

Terrus 2005 – the first vintage of this young vine but co-fermented (because the quantities are so small) blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousao with 5% Cabernet Sauv, 5% Syrah. Aged in 100% new oak simply because it was the first year and everything was new, it sports a cedary, spicy, slightly gamey nose. A succulent palate shows juicy blackberry and blackcurrant on the attack, joined by red fruits on the mid-palate and minerals on the finish. [...] An impressive debut. A winery to watch.

Terrus 2007 – a deeper colour with lovely freshness to the nose, again blackcurrant very much to the fore. Very juicy in the mouth with firm but fine, polished tannins. Again, very promising.

Terrus 2008 – Touriga Franca matured very late in this vintage so it didn’t make the cut in 2008. A really classic mineral-sluiced, fresh and lifted 2008. It shows floral/white pepper notes to its predominantly red fruits, shot with minerals. Very bright, fresh, mineral and pure. Very good.

Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, July 2010

The rest of the article, including reviews of other Douro4U wines, can be found here.

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