Classic Dão tannins—firm, dry and powerful—are supported by satisfyingly ripe black fruit to yield a concentrated, dense, perfumed wine. Swathes of fruit are layered with this solid structure and given a final lift by ample acidity. It still needs to age, so drink from 2017.
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.