"The 2011 Tinto is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 25% each of Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca and 10% old vines field blend, aged in oak (80% used, 20% new) for 18 months. With refined tannins and an understated demeanor, it is a gracious and carefully constructed regular Tinto that performs beautifully. It should make the winery a lot of friends. As it sits in the glass, it expands, showing beautiful balance and refinement. Its harmony and texture are calling cards. This won’t be the biggest “wow” wine of the vintage, but it is wine you won’t want to stop drinking, another example of what a fine year Passadouro has had – and what values are to be had here at lower levels."