WineEnthusiast - 90+ ratings 4 years in a row

The Age of Discovery

Illustrated on the Silk & Spice bottle is a reinterpretation of an original XV century map, from The Age of Discovery. The map details the largest bay in the world, the Bay of Bengal, which represents Asia's gateway and separates southern and eastern Asia.

The Portuguese coat of arms is artfully depicted to symbolize the bravery of these maritime explorers. And of course, Vasco da Gama's caravel is paramount, its voyage having helped shape the history of the world.

Pour. Explore.

The 15th century maritime trade route from Europe to the Indian Ocean, known as the Silk and Spice route, was pioneered by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1498. Through this voyage, the western world was introduced to some of our most exotic spices and textures: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, peppers, and silk from China, to name a few. With its silky and spicy profile, Silk & Spice evokes the Age of Discovery and pays tribute to  Portugal, whose indigenous grapes and unique terroir produce the deep, rich layers and exceptional flavors in this wine.

It was the Age of Discovery. Now it is yours to discover.

The Wine

A ruby colored red wine blend, characterized by intense aromas of ripe red and black fruit, such as blackberries and ripe plum. A spicy character evokes vanilla, black pepper and pink peppercorn, combined with hints mocha. It is full-bodied with a balanced taste, very soft tannins and a long and balanced finish.

The exquisite grapes of Touriga Nacional, Baga, Alicante Bouchet and Syrah, the first three of which are native to Portugal, are carefully selected and vinified separately.

Touriga Nacional
Baga
Alicante Bouchet
Syrah

Reviews

A wine that lives up to its name, each vintage of Silk & Spice reviewed by Wine Enthusiast magazine has been awarded with 90 points and a coveted BEST BUY designation.

91 points Wine Enthusiast

"This celebration of Portugal's maritime history is a blend from across regions. It is a rich wine, packed with black fruits and ripe tannins. A generous structure, succulent acidity and the dry core are now well in balance. The wine is ready to drink.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

90 points Wine Enthusiast

The most recent review won Silk & Spice a spot among the magazine’s Top 100 Best Buys, at #15!

"This blend across different regions of Portugal celebrates the voyages of Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is a juicy, ripe wine, well structured and rich. With warm red fruits and balanced acidity, this smooth wine can be enjoyed now.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

90 points Wine Enthusiast

"This blend of wines from Dão, Bairrada and Lisboa is ripe, full of black fruits and with subtle signs of the wood aging. Named to celebrate the Portuguese mariners who sailed to the spice islands of the East Indies, it is warm with its own spiciness as well as a juicy aftertaste. Drink now.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

90 points Wine Enthusiast

"Celebrating the Portuguese discovery of the spice route, this blend from different regions is smooth, rich and ripe. It has tannins that enhance the ripe black fruits and bring out the spicy edge to the wine. It is ready to drink.”

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast

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