A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Roriz gives a wine that has the ripe tannins of the first and the smoothness of the second. It also has considerable acidity that go with the black currant and red berry flavors. By 2016, that acidity should subside and the wine will be balanced.
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.