Region: Beiras, Portugal
Wow. Just wow. This wine has over 20 years on it, and yet it still has fruit, perfectly balanced acidity and honeyed, amber aromatics. The palate is a meld of preserved orchard fruit, oxidative nuttiness, caramel, wood notes, and textured tannins that suggest some skin contact. From Caves Sao Jao – one of Portugal's dominant wine producers – this mature and elegant wine is the darling of sommeliers and connoisseurs alike. Pair with roasted chicken or cornish game hen, rich risotti, or a platter of favorite cheeses.