This Castelão-dominated wine is a powerful, rich and solid wine that is already showing delicious red fruits. Very ripe, it's juicy and generously structured. It could benefit from some time to evolve, so wait 3–4 years.
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.