This is a finely structured, ripe blend of Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. With tannins melded into red berry flavors, it strikes an elegant balance between fruit and firmness. Although drinkable, it's still young and will be better from 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.