91/100 Punkte Robert Parker Aug 2014 The 2013 Nossa Calcario white is a single-vineyard Bical sourced from Ois do Bairro hill and aged for 5 months in French oak (20% new, 80% used). This is a beauty. Very fresh, with good solidity in the mid-palate, this is beautifully structured, lively, caressing and long. It is drinkable now, but it will likely gain more harmony with a little age. I tend to be conservative with drinking-windows, but realistically this bottling should readily hold 7-10 years from vintage date and then we#ll see where we are. The only problem here is the hefty price point, which price seems to be on the upswing. You#ll have to decide about that. Drink now-2023.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker July 2016 The 2015 Branco Nossa Calcário is a single-vineyard Bical that looks impressive. It was aged for five months in partly (20%) new French oak and comes in at just 12% alcohol. When I first saw this in Portugal, it seemed nice but mute, not quite as impressive as I hoped it would be in this fine Branco vintage. Retasting it at home a couple of months later showed it blossoming. Now, it was suddenly intense and powerful, not to mention very concentrated for this grape. It simply fills the mouth and takes control of the palate. Laced with stones, steel and a bit of flint, this has a very earthy flavor profile. If you're looking for fruity, this probably won't be it. I was, in fact, a little concerned early on that the flinty notes were a bit too much, but it kept improving while open. With more time in the bottle, it should come into even better balance. It is worth betting on this Branco--complex, rather intense and concentrated. It may yet be ent