Full structure and body, with intense red berry and spice aromas following through to the palate - layers of flavour include chocolate, tobacco and blackberries.This 2003 vintage is still relatively young for a vintage port; it can already be enjoyed, for example with blue cheese, but will happily mature in the bottle for at least another five years.
Plum, black fruit and mocha aromas with a hint of spice and dark chocolate. Ripe and full-flavoured on the palate with soft tannins and more plum and blackberry notes.
Leira Seca is a white wine blend made from Alvarinho and Trajadura grape varieties and these come from 10 hectares of vineyards planted in 15 parcels on the slope of Paderne near Melgaco, in the Alto Minho, the top Alvarinho growing region in Portugal. The vines are mostly over 20 years old, and are managed with a low input and on an environmentally friendly basis (minimal usage of insecticides, pesticides etc). The wine has a bright, clear citrus straw colour with greenish glints. The nose shows is fruity with aromas of lemon and lime citrus fruits. The palate is robust, yet elegant, with traces of tropical fruits, crisp freshness and a good, clean, lengthy finish.