This big, bold and fruity wine highlights the juicy quality of ripe Castelão. The tannins are just there, forming the base for the ripe red fruits and warm structure. It could do with just a few more months, so drink from late 2015.
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.