This is a delicate mid weight wine, with lovely light floral characters; not what you would usually expect from McLaren Vale. It has bright red fruits on the nose, with a whiff of Earl Grey tea, too. It has a light, balanced palate, again with red fruits and cherries, and is nicely proportioned and full of flavour. One of the first reviews of this wine by Max Allen paired the Touriga with Portuguese chicken with cucumber, fennel and avocado salad. This pairing still stands, google the recipe!