This wine comes from vineyards high on the hill above Pinhão, in the heart of the Douro vineyards. With solid tannins and dark fruits, it is still developing. Powerful and ripe, it shows its wood aging in the spice and toast flavors. It needs to wait a little, so 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.