Touriga Nacional is even more at home in the Dão than it is in the Douro. Here it gives an initially austere wine, very mineral and textured. There is fruit there, juicy black currants, red berries balanced by dark tannins and condensed acidity. 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.