Beyra Tinto 2015


SKU 02338


The grapes that created this wine fermented together. My goal was to harvest the various grape varieties from different vineyards when I believed the timing was right to produce a wine for ageing. Great concentration and very fresh, the blend produced a remarkable complex aroma where the notes of oak mingle harmoniously and add complexity to the spices, blackberry, liquorice and violets, in a blend that promises to get better in the bottle year after year. Complex, very concentrated aroma. Robust and structured on the palate with a thick texture evoking grapes grown under stress. Decant before serving. Enjoy with strong meat dishes, game or your favourite strong cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country Portugal
Region Beiras
Brand Beyra
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Tinto Beyra is an unoaked 75/25 blend of Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional. This is a classic "summer red" style, as I like to call such wines these days. It is fresh, fruity, pure and easy to drink. There isn't a lot of power or concentration, but it adds a lively feel to go with its vivid fruit. The sunny demeanor helps lift the fruit and lets it linger on the finish. Given its limitations, about what you expect at this price point, it is hard to score this much higher, but I really liked this a lot for drinking right now. Drink this a little cool and as young as possible and you might feel that the score is too low. It won't reward aging, though, no matter how long it theoretically lasts. Plan on drinking it over the next year or so for best results. When that exuberant young fruit fades, there won't be much left of interest.

Mark Squires, December 30, 2016