Big and ripe, this has the firm tannins and solid, mineral structure of the Douro. This is a dense wine, packed with black plum fruits over a dark, concentrated structure. Firm, it also has generous fruitiness. It is ready to drink, but will be better from 2017.
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.