A ripe, smooth wine, dominated by juicy Trincadeira that has been tamed by 12 months wood aging. There's great spice, toast, dark berry fruits and good concentration. The tannins and the fine acidity promise aging potential.
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.