Parker-Squires 90 Punkte: 2017-2027, The 2015 Contraste Tinto is a field blend aged for 16 months in stainless steel tanks (30%) and used French oak (70%). This is the winery's second wine, mostly (80%) sourced from 40-year-old vines. Rita says it is a great year for reds, although some producers think it is a bit on the lighter side. That said, I've seen few vintages with such vivid and flavorful fruit, while still perfectly supported by freshness. They tend to have a certain silky texture, too. That describes this perfectly. It is very elegantly styled but wonderfully delicious. That is always in a dry, clean way, not ever a bit jammy but lifted and lively. This is a Contraste that won't impress with richness, but it does everything else pretty brilliantly. I do idly wonder if these 2015s will be so impressive in the long haul, when the spectacular fruit fades a bit, but it's hard not to be excited now, and wines with good acidity tend to surprise you. They hang on well. At the price point, it's hard to go wrong here. Rita Marques (winemaker) and her mother own Conceito. The total production has grown to around 180,000 bottles, hardly gigantic. The quality remains high and they are very consistent from year to year. Regarding recent vintages, Rita said to me that she was "quite happy with our recent results. 2015 was a great year for our part of Douro, both for reds and for whites. As years go by I notice little subtleties in different harvests. For instance, I was a bit surprised that 2016 ended up as a better year for Port, since 2015 was so perfect for everything. Another example, being a fan of the 2015 whites as I am—Unico white is such a special wine for me—I now tend to believe that 2016 whites may overcome the 2015s with time. I’ve seen this in 'lesser' vintages in the past. It seems the whites in those years keep their freshness longer, maybe because they are less phenolic." Well, I'm not so sure about that, but it seems both vintages have a lot of excellent white choices.