The 2017 Tinto Terrenus is a field blend (mostly roughly equal components of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet and Grand Noir) aged for 16 months in used French oak. It comes in at 14.9% alcohol. Textured with bits of silk and velvet, this understated Terrenus is usually elegant and fresh. So, too, this year. The mid-palate finesse makes it appealingly delicate, while the fruit remains in very good balance. This never seems ponderous, but it is graceful and flavorful. In terms of aging, the structure is far less impressive. It's ready to roll from the first pour, and it shows little in the way of a backbone. At this price level, that's not a significant flaw. It offers a good experience for the money.

Mark Squires - Wine Advocate (88)