A field blend of old vines from Castro's Quinta da Pellada, this is an impressively rich and concentrated wine from a warm vintage. The fruit is ripe, with peach and mango flavors, the acidity laced with this richness. A hint of wood adds further complexity.
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.