A selection of parcels from the the Bacalhôa estate, this Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot blend is still showing its youth. Napa Valley meets Portugal, it is certainly impressive, ripe, with dense and dusty tannins, an impressive concentration of rich black fruits and hints of green pepper. The dry edge will go over the next 5–6 years.
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.