This is a firmly structured wine, solidly tannic and still developing. Big black-fruit flavors have set their mark on the texture while the dry core brings out the schist soil of the Douro vineyards, giving a tough sensation that needs to soften. Drink from 2016.
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.