João Tavares de Pina - Terras de Tavares 2002
Producer: João Tavares de Pina
Wine name: Terras de Tavares
Classification: DOC Dão
ABV: 12.5

It’s always great to taste back vintages from João Tavares de Pina. They show a great deal of consistency, and demonstrate the Dão’s abilities to produce very serious, ageworthy reds to maximum effect.

This 2002 is pretty evolved but in good shape, with a dusty cellar character on the nose, roasted herbs, brine and grilled strawberry. There are some roasted, woody notes that remind me a bit of aged Colares.

Still very lively and with nice structure, this is a fascinating glimpse back in time.