A classic Alentejo brand, the Marquês de Borba exists and has lent his name to a range of wine hugely popular in Portugal. This is big, packed with raisins and generous fruit, and solid, dry tannins. A great wine with powerful fruit and the potential for aging. It's traditional, but like this, tradition is good.
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.