Appearance: Opaque and purple.
Nose: Aromas of eucalyptus give it a freshness and elegance of style.
Palate: Rich flavours of sweet blackberry and firm tannins fill the mouth.
Finish: A wine of good ageing potential which also has mouth filling soft rich fruit making it attractive for those who enjoy drinking vintage port young.
Canais 2007 was selected from two grape varieties, 72% Touriga Nacional and 28% Tinta Roriz. The Touriga Nacional was picked on the 26th September in perfect conditions and came from one of the most mature vineyards of this magnificent Douro Superior estate.
To balance this blend and to incorporate some spiciness and freshness, the Tinta Roriz was chosen from a very special vineyard close to the top of the property (350 metres). The Roriz was only picked on the final two days of the vintage, on the 9th and 10th October. Hence, it produced a wine of abnormal fullness for this variety with wonderful fragrant aromas.
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