There is a solid, tannic core in this Baga-dominant blend. It gives a smoke and blackcurrent flavored wine, with a firm layer of dry tannins and intense acidity. The wine is well structured, but needs time to age. Drink after 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.