Quinta da Leda 2014 is a very deep ruby colour. It has an aroma of great intensity and complexity with notes of red and black fruits, balsamic, resin and cedar standing out. Slight mentholated and spicy notes are also noteworthy, such as pepper, slight cocoa and chocolate, as the result of good maturity and discreet very well integrated wood. On the palate it has excellent volume, well integrated acidity and good quality tannins. Red and black fruits are well represented, and it has a slight shrubby taste and a very long and harmonious finish.
It can be consumed immediately, due to its characteristics, although it benefits from maturation in the bottle of between 3 to 5 years. We estimate that it will reach its peak when about 10 years old and will remain in good drinkable condition for about 20 years.
Quinta da Leda is a surprising wine that can be enhanced if opened some time in advance. Ideally, the bottle must be opened 1 hour before serving. If serving Quinta da Leda more than 5 years after the year of harvest, it should be decanted. Serve ideally between 16ºC-18ºC.
Its elegant and complex profile ensures it pairs perfectly with fine meats, game and strong and intense cheeses.