From an estate in the increasingly important Douro Superior, this wine is just approaching maturity. The oak aging has given it a polished, smooth character along with hints of toast. Alongside that, it is layered with ripe black fruits and juicy acidity. The wine is now ready to drink.
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.