Named after the boats that used to transport wine from the Douro vineyards to the cellars in Oporto, the wine is a smooth, ripe blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional. It has rounded berry fruits and attractive acidity. Drink now.
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.