#75 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of 2017
This blend of wines from Dão, Bairrada and Lisboa is ripe, full of black fruits and with subtle signs of the wood aging. Named to celebrate the Portuguese mariners who sailed to the spice islands of the East Indies, it is warm with its own spiciness as well as a juicy aftertaste.
Intense red-ruby colored red wine blend characterized by aromas of ripe red fruit combined with hints of vanilla, mocha and spices. A balanced taste, with very soft tannins and a long and persistent finish.Pair with pork chops, beef stew, beef stroganoff, lasagna, and comparable dishes served with tomato-based or barbeque sauces.
Blend: 40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Baga, 20% Syrah, 20% Alicante Bouchet