With its blend of Encruzado and Malvasia, this is an attractively perfumed wine. It has a rich feel to it, an oily texture, rounded and full-bodiedm with honey, white pear and almond flavors. Drink now or age for another year.
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.