This is the second (the first was Lisboa) in a series of articles that are the fruit of many tastings undertaken in Portugal and occasionally in London between October 2011 and April 2012 to choose my top 50 Portuguese wines. See this guide for links to all the articles in the series.
The map shows where the Algarve is, in the far south of Portugal, and known more for its golf courses and holidays than for wine. Tasting notes are listed in alphabetical order by producer (sur)name.
Intense dark fruit on the nose with a nice savoury edge. Savoury oak spice on the palate. Dark but fluid and fine-grained savoury tannins. Juicy finish. Shows good restraint and promise. (JH)14.5%