This is the top Douro wine in the Burmester portfolio. It is appropriately firm, mineral, with tight black fruits and solid, dry tannins. Underneath all this is richness, but it will certainly need several years—3 to 4 at least.
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.