The 2016 Tinto Terrenus Clos dos Muros is a field blend dominated by Grand Noir (50%) and Alicante Bouschet (20%), with 10% each of Trincadeira and Alfrocheiro, and others for the rest, all aged for 24 months in a new 1,000-liter foudre. It comes in at 14.2% alcohol. This field blend has 10 different grapes from a vineyard with old vines (120 years) surrounded by stone walls. Just gorgeous, this shows good concentration, better flavor and respectable complexity. Most of all, it adds power on the finish, showing off a serious backbone likely to provide enough support for this to age well over the next decade or so. The mid-palate counters it rather well, though, and this demonstrates good balance too. The finish also has nuance, mostly showing off some roast beef flavors. Then, just for good measure, it coats the palate. Despite the late release, this powerful red is not quite ready to drink. The tannins are not particularly astringent, but they provide plenty of grip. You can approach this now if you want to, but it will certainly show better in a couple of years.

Mark Squires - Wine Advocate (93)