The oak aging gives this wine an attractive, spicy character. A blend of four of the Douro's most familiar varieties, it is rich, full of black fruit with a rich core of tannin and balanced acidity. Drink now.
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.