This is a powerful example of the natural richness of Alentejo wines. With its dark fruits and smooth texture, it is a rich and concentrated wine, now mature and showing spice, leather, layers of wood aging and a dark, brooding feeling. It is ready to drink, so drink until 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.