Well-known winemaker Luis Duarte runs this winery on a colonial estate turned hotel two hours southeast of Lisbon. Serious wood aging, leaving concentrated notes of spice and toast, haven't taken away from the considerable potential of this powerful wine. Dark tannins and brooding flavors of black plum and damson skin suggest this wine will develop well, with a rich future. Drink 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.