Adega Algueira Mencia 2014
Algueira's Mencía Joven comes from the estate's younger Mencía vines and is fermented and aged in tank only. It offers lifted juby, red fruit, anise and spice aromas and flavours as well as some deliciously savoury rosemary and sage notes. The palate is a vibrant, tangy explosion of all of these characters and in particular wild strawberry, red jube, cherry and white pepper. It has echoes of a young Saumur rouge with its racy, mouth-watering personality. Very hard to drink this slowly. It's Algueira in juicy, easy drinking mode: all crunchy red fruit and mineral etched freshness.