This finely structured wine from the Quinta dos Murcas estate has ripe flavors of spice and red berry. Its warm feel is shot through with acidity for the perfect amount of tension. You can drink this now, but it would benefit from another year of aging.
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.