| Wine Advocate 92 points (Dec 2011)
The 2009 Reserva is an old vines field blend (with 69% of the grapes sourced from vines 80+ years old, and 31% Touriga Nacional from 10-15 year old vines). Seeming full in the mouth, with a velvety texture, this is sexier and richer than the regular Tinto, but its balance is nice and its structure beautiful. Tannins do emerge with air, as this wine fleshes out and wakes up. It evolves rather dramatically from the early impressions. It should be approachable early, but you would be well served waiting at least a year -- or three. There were 5,083 six-bottle cases produced. Drink now-2023.
Wine Spectator 91 points (Feb 29 2012)
This lush, vibrant red drips with unctuous dark fruit flavors that feature plenty of cocoa powder and spice accents. Well-balanced and fresh, with a long, rich and creamy finish. Drink now through 2016. 2,541 cases made. –KM