By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/30/2011 | Send Email
Those who have an opportunity to taste and savor this extraordinary wine should not hesitate, for it harbors distinctive flavors unique to two lesser-known white varieties found in the under-rated Bairrada region in northern Portugal. The term 'garrafeira' refers to a reserve or special bottling with old vine fruit, and for whites to qualify they must traditionally be aged for at least 12 months, much of it on the lees. With pronounced green plum and citrus flavors upon a subtle creamy palate, this special wine can be cellared for several years to enhance its delicious nutlike aromas. A serious wine for those in search of a singular experience.