This Bordeaux blend still manages to taste very Portuguese, with sweet, juicy, spicy character, its layers of tight acidity and smooth wood texture. Tannins are there, although the fruitiness is more evident.
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.