This is the top wine from the Bairrada Quinta of Aveleda. It is hugely rich, concentrated and dark, with a solid structure. It has just arrived at maturity, giving the wine extra spice, black fruits and a dusty texture. It's a big wine in all senses, but is ready to 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.