There is a satisfying blend of Merlot and Syrah with Aragonez and Touriga Nacional to give a fruity wine that also manages to retain a strongly tannic structure. It's ripe, full in red fruit tones and can be drunk early, but will be better after 2015.
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.