Quinta da Côrte Princesa, Douro DOC — 2018 – The Wine Advocate – 90 Points
A bigger and more powerful wine than the regular 2016 (although that had two years more in the bottle), this is fairly intense and less evolved. It maintains many of the other themes, including reasonable mid-palate finesse (although the 2016 wins there), good structure and perhaps a high-toned hint, although not really an issue here. (I’m wondering if perhaps there is something in the grape blend producing that.) Overall, this is very well crafted with a refined feel, but it could use another couple of years in the cellar. That’s not to say it is unapproachable, as the tannins are not too hard, but it could use a year or two to come together.