A ripe, raisiny wine which has attractive soft, earthy fruit flavors. A blend of the local red varieties from younger vines on the Santar estate: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Jaen. Best Buy. —R.V.
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.