The top wine in the Periquita range, dominated by Castelão, is densely structured. Its dusty tannins and ripe black plum and black-currant flavors are full of intense ripeness and acidity. Produced in limited quantities with 10 months in wood, this is still young. Drink from 2019.
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.