Packaging: This stuff comes in a brown glass bottle shaped like a Lava lamp, sort of. The glass has been painted a strange deep "sunburned flesh" color. There's a small low quality cork jammed in there, covered with what appears to be a Bundaberg ginger beer style pull tab. Over that there's some shrink wrapping which was a bazitch to get off.
Nose: What is it about cheap wines? Man, this smells like complete ass. Something like rotting cork combined with musty old concrete tanks. Not corked per se, just foul.
Taste: Mmm, spritzy. Way too sweet. No obvious taste of any kind - just sweet and alcoholic. Two sips and it's off to the kitchen sink to get rid of it.
I wonder if Mateus is any better?