ud boar points - The 2009 Meandro Do Vale Meao is 35% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 25% Tinta Roriz and 5% each of Sousao and Tinta Barroca. Rather burly, powerful and hard edged this year, this Meandro shows a lot of everything. In keeping this open for awhile, I noted first how steely and hard it became and then finally saw some signs of it expanding and improving. This is a big Meandro ? not that we haven?t seen big ones before ? but it did come around pretty well with some time and effort. It is a lot of wine for this price range. Give it a couple of years to settle down. It has upside potential it is not showing at the moment, but it should be a great value . Drink 2014-2023.
CINGHIALE RATING 3.8
Medium to dark red-with some purple. Very spicy fruity nose-clean and persistent. Well made wine-very clean, straightforward tastes. A modern wine with old fashioned characteristics. Good fruit, refreshing acidity and spicy tartness. Wine opened up really well from the first tasting. A very likable and intense wine that still needs a bit of balancing out. Will be elegant and fulfilling in a few years.