From a portion of Esporão's Douro vineyard, this is a smooth, ripe and very accessible wine. Rich, dark plum and berry flavors are given a structure by the wood aging and the firm, mineral tannins. Age this for a year and drink from 2016.
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.