Deep purple with an opaque centre. Exuberant aromas of blackberry and liquorice are complemented by subtle notes of cocoa and mint. There is also a floral element (roses), which reflects the significant Touriga Franca component of the blend. On the palate, the wine is full and broad with remarkable concentration and intensity, held together by a fine structure, which is underpinned by fine, peppery tannins. The wine has a long, spicy finish with Dow’s trademark drier edge.