I think that there is huge potential in the Dão region, Bob, but it's a pity that the producers seem to be too much in love with new oak for drinking young, IMO, but the best wines probably age gracefully. However, this is probably no more that at Bordeaux nowadays where most young cru classé and bourgeois clarets and whites are almost undrinkable in their youth because of the oak.
Reading through your link, I seems that I may have been right in seeing a similarity with Bierzo because Jaen (= Mencia) is 80% of the blend.NWR thought:
I wonder whether the fact that this well regarded producer is selling at Delhaize supermarket at low prices is not a reflection of collapsing domestic demand
due to the economic crisis and IMO misconceived austerity policies imposed by the EU and IMF. I see that the IMF is making mea culpa
noises about some of the Greek policies.