Intense rich liquorice and chocolate flavors typify this rich, structured wine. Fresh acidity gives the wine a delicious lift to finish. Garrafeira means special selection or wine for cellaring, and this blend of juicy Alicante Bouchet and tannic Aragonês is definitely worth keeping for at least five years.
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.