2014 Orison Rowan

Estate: Orison Wines

Region: Alentejo, Alentejano, Portugal

Tasting Note:May 5, 2017

Last of the Portuguese wines tasted with Dan and Filipa at there home.

Dark purplish ruby red. Powerful and dark nose on day one, with a mix of spices and sweet spices such as anise and vanilla. Bramble berries on the nose as well. Day two the nose softened quite a bit but gained a perfumey elegance to it. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Tons of layers on the palate with a dark blue and black berry attack, herbs too and a nice spiciness. Dry and long finish.

Made up of 41% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), 38% Touriga Nacional, and 21% Alicante Bouschet. Aged in French oak for 16 months. Only 200 cases produced.

Drink Dates:

2017 till 2027.


91 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted with Dan and Filipa, release price is $40.00.