The Casa Ferreirinha ‘Reserva Especial’ really is a ‘special reserve’ in every sense of the two words, as it is essentially a declassified Barca Velha, made with the same grape varieties and winemaking techniques and produced only in exceptional vintages.
‘Reserva Especial’ 2009
94 points – Sarah Ahmed, Decanter – “This mature release of Barca Velha’s baby sister exudes the power and warmth of this dry year – even displaying a certain pungency. Heady, yet controlled, spicy plum and blackberry fruit with signature clove and smoked meat nuances. Long and intense.”