The heavy bottle is probably a good proportion of the price of this wine—an unnecessary affectation. The wine itself is firm and structured, perfumed with typical Touriga Nacional violet aromas and rich. With its dense texture and juicy black plum fruits, it is still coming together, so don't drink before 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.