This wine's nose is very fresh and intense, with notes of wild black fruits and black cherries balanced with seductive hints of licorice. The aromas are made more complex due to subtle notes of vanilla from the wood. In the mouth, the wine is fabulously concentrated and has firm tan-nins and a smooth texture. The very persis-tent finish strongly displays the intensity of the wines of the Douro Superior. This wine matches with meats, cheeses and Mediterranean cuisine.