Soito – 2013 – Dão

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Colour has a medium towards deep intensity. Still a hint of blue at the core, but starting to loose a bit of that youthful shine on the rim. Very elegant nose. I would say, more of a traditional style. This has gotten some evolution in oak, but it is not necessarily woody. There is a fine mix of elegant red fruit with some darker fruit aromas. Some very pleasant balsamic spiciness, so a lot of effervescent, a hint of tobacco, cedar wood. Very nice palate here. Really multi-layered. I like this it is quite a full bodied wine. I like the layers here, beautiful notes of ground pepper, ginger, clove. Good mix of red and dark fruit, with a fine integration of oak. Very long on the finish with notes of tobacco, cedar wood. Still youthful. I do not doubt that this will age for another fifteen to twenty years easily. It should probably open up and develop more in the coming three to four years. Tremendously good.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.