Based in the southern Alentejo, this producer has made an old-fashioned, dark, brooding wine. It's still full of tannins even after six years, although the fruit is certainly there. It is rich and concentrated, dense with plum skin and ripe fruit flavors. The aftertaste is dry. The wine needs to age another year. Drink 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.