Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado 2017
The 2017 Xisto Ilimitado is a blend of 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Amarela and 20% Tinta Roriz, with Rufete, Tinta Barroca and others filling out the blend, all aged for 14 months in used French oak. It comes in at 13.2% alcohol. This doesn't have a lot of body, and the structure is designed to allow it to be drunk young, but the calling card here is always going to be the very tasty fruit. It's just delicious, something I'm saying about a lot of 2017s. The intensity of flavor is admirable. Its fruit-forward demeanor has a hint of wines like Beaujolais, although that is just an analogy. The structure is still good enough to support the wine. I doubt it will be turning into anything more special with time, but it can age several years without a problem.