The grape that is more commonly found in the Douro shows itself in a finely structured wine that has layers of wood as well as black fruits. A dark chocolate flavor stands out. Wait until 2018 to drink this dense and complex wine.
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.