The 1990 Quinta de Saes from Dao in Portugal was 30 years old. It scored 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It had13% alcohol and cost $7 back then. It was silky smooth after decanting and held together for hours. All 17 people who tasted it agreed; the wine aged beautifully. It was brick red with an amber edge, and still had dark fruits over oak and mineral.

Portugal is going to be the next wine region making top quality wines for the best possible prices. This is a great food wine.

New examples of this wine can cost $22. Its grapes were Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, and Jaen . It still had some pomegranate and violet aromas with rose pedal & spices. Start to think Portugal. In Vino Veritas.