The vineyard around the renaissance palace of Bacalhôa was first planted with Cabernet Sauvignon in the mid-20th century. The estate continue to produce an exemplary, memorable wine. This latest release is full of tense tannins, black currant fruit and acidity and a smooth texture from the wood aging. It is a wine for holding, so drink from 2017.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
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.