Poças Reserva tinto 2016
La bodega elabora este tinto de su gama de clásicos con uvas provenientes de la subzona de Cima Corgo, en el Douro Superior, y se vinifica en la Quinta das Quartas en Régua. Un tinto elegante y voluptuoso, con aromas fruta negra, vainilla y especias.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The 2016 Reserva is mostly a field blend from old vines, with 20% Touriga Nacional added in; all aged in 80% new French oak for 12 months. It comes in at 14.2% alcohol. This has more concentration than the Cavalos, showing fine fruit that seems very ripe. For all of that, it has some of the acidity that the Cavalos has (about 25% of its juice is from Cavalos). The acidity supporting the fruit makes this perfectly balanced. It is a nice combination here. The tannins are ripe, making it approachable on the young side.
From the plateau vineyards south of the Douro river around the town of Ervedosa do Douro, this wine is powerful and rich. It has a luscious, Port-like character, ripe with rounded tannins and black fruits. Made from old vines and some Touriga Nacional, this wine is still maturing. It should be ready to drink from 2021.