I believe this is a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon (though the website has it as currently being a Cab/Merlot blend). So I might be cheating a little on the Bdx 'blend' focus
Anyway, to the batnote!
errm I mean the tasting note)1983 Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal Vinho Regional Terras do Sado Quinta da Bacalhôa - Portugal, Terras do Sado, Vinho Regional Terras do Sado (11/23/2009)
Still a surprisingly youthful colour, yet of moderate depth.
On the nose, quite uplifting cherry/raspberry & blackcurrant cordial, with a pleasant hint of nettle/green pepper & smokiness.
The palate is as light as expected from the intensity of the colour, cherry/raspberry again to the fore, but blackcurrant in tight support. The acidity is vibrant without being overpowering, no tannins and the finish somewhat short. The net result is somewhere between a good 'lunchtime' claret and a good (but not prestige) Sangiovese based wine. Certainly enjoyable, but oddly not showing as much aged interest (or issues!) as you might expect.