The vineyard is on typical steep slopes on the north bank of the Douro River with cooler corners for white wine. This wood-aged wine is in a bottle more suited to a liqueur and is impressively rich while preserving its cool feel. The mouthfeel has toastiness and ripe yellow fruits which are cut with a steely texture and pink grapefruit acidity. It's a wine to age, so drink from 2017.
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.