From Reguengos de Monsaraz in southern Alentejo, this is packed with superripe, powerful fruit. It is balanced and laced with acidity. Its great richness is foiled by the carefully etched black currant and plum flavors. Ready to drink now.
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.