Sidonio de Sousa Reserva Tinto 2015
"With its Sidonio de Sousa Reserva 2015, this Baga Friend introduces a different take on the unique baga grape. With a garnet color, the Reserva 2015 is quite juicy and vibrant on the nose, reminding us of port grapes and dark cherries. In the mouth, this smooth operator shows lively but fine tannins of great quality, softened by its 18 months of Portuguese oak. Heavily perfumed with musk and a hint of lavender and rosemary spices, this baga is a keeper for years to come."
The 2015 Reserva is a Baga aged for 12 months in neutral Portuguese oak. It comes in at 13% alcohol. This was bottled about two months before tasting. Showing velvety texture and wonderful elegance, this is pure, fresh and understated, with a good finish as well. This is easily approachable now, but it will age well too. It is a great food wine.