Both elegant and powerful, this reserva shows a sophisticated take on Douro tannins and minerality. Black fruit lies beneath a surface offering structure, complex texture, as well as a potentially rich but balanced wine. Give this 5–6 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.