2021 Vanguardist La Petite Vanguard Corsair
A blend of Tinta Barrola, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz matured in seasoned barriques for 9 months. Dark red core with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. Attractive dark raspberry, liquorice and dark plum scents intermingle with scorched earth and dried herb notes. Juicy black cherry and liquorice fruits are backed by a firm, rustic tannin structure and lively acidity. Meaty mouth feel with earthy incense like characters and peppered dried herb elements also present. Vibrant, robust conclusion yet amply fruited.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.