Sight: very intense dark purple with purple tones. Full robe, clean and bright wine.
Smell: wide, powerful, very complex. Ripe and compoted black fruit of blackberry and black mulberries. Excellent balance between the aging aromas such as species of vanilla, black pepper, cloves, liquorice, dark chocolate, leather and cocoa.
Mouth Feel: Powerful sweet tannins skeleton that gives a great mouth-filling feeling well combined with a touch of acidity. The wine holds the same aromas found in its nose, finding once again an excellent complexity, long, persistent and harmonious finish
Wine Advocate 90 points - Matarromera’s Prestigio cuvee is made only in the better vintages. The 2005 Prestigio is a glass-coating, opaque purple-colored wine that spent 18 months in barrel. Sandalwood, vanilla, leather, cloves, licorice, espresso, and assorted black fruits inform the nose of this powerful, structured, burly offering. Slightly narrow on the palate but with more than enough fruit to eventually fill out its frame, it demands another 4-5 years of cellaring and should see its 20th birthday in full form. Those into immediate gratification should look elsewhere. (Jun 2011)
The concentration of carefully selected grapes from old vineyards gives this new type of wine. Grapes have been recollected in small plastic boxes and processed at the time that has reached its best state of maturity
Residual sugar (g/l): 1.78
Acidity: (g/l): 4.52
Dry extract (g/l): 30.4