This is a dense wine from the Perescuma estate in the southeast Alentejo. It is going to take a while to mature. At the moment, tannins dominate the potential of the black fruits. Oak aging has given this wine extra depth. It's going to be a fine wine, but needs time. 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.