A very pleasant, ready-to-drink, supple Douro, that nicely kicked-off final dinner on the last night of our short trip to Madeira. We’d already tried some of the island’s table wines, which show Madeira-esque firm acidity and ‘volcanic’ smokiness, such as Rua do Avo Riserva. But we felt the need for a mainland red. This had some classic Douro features – fairly deep colour holding its purple, a scented floral note and some minerality. However, despite a fair layer of cinnamon spice from a proportion of new barriques, it also had some good balance and elegance, alongside comparatively supple tannic structure. Nice.