The wine is produced from old Alicante Bouschet and Sousão vines both of which contribute to the dark, almost black color. It is concentrated while with considerable acidity, tannins and a mouth- tingling juicy black currant character. The wood-aged, spicy wine needs to age much longer to even begin the round out, so don't drink before 2018.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.