The winter of 1993/1994 was extremely rainy throughout the region. As a result, most vineyards had very low yields. In some areas of the Douro, production levels were up to 75% less than the average. Despite the poor start, the growing season was satisfactory, with warm and dry weather, only interrupted by a few short periods of rain. Full-bodied and well-structured with rich blackberry and cassis flavors. Flavors of spices, licorice and figs that develop in the long and sumptuous finish. This wine received 100 points from the highly recognized James Suckling, who was part of the Wine Spectator magazine team at the time.