Showing strong wood-aging flavors, this is a firm, impressive and toasty wine, made in homage to the grandfather of the present owner of Casa Cadaval. It offers a dark cocoa face to the world, giving a bitter element that will soften over time. Under this structure, this powerful wine has plenty of fruit. Drink from 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.