Color: Intense deep ruby. Nose: The aromatic freshness of this wine whisks us immediately to an orchard of bergamot and other fresh wild scents, topped off by floral as well as mineral note. Superb complexity and depth. Palate: In the mouth this wine is unique, impressing us with its finesse and the beautiful integration with the French oak used here for aging. Long and persistent, this Ujo shows great tension.
Quite a mouthful, this seems a little fruitier than its sibling, the Oratório, and coats the mouth a bit more, but is mostly along the same lines—powerful, with a serious backbone and a crisp edge. Far too tight to drink now (2023 might be better), this should have a long life ahead.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94+ pts.