The Quinta da Leda is high up the Douro, in the remote regions of Douro Superior. This 2004 shows the concentration of the fruit in the dark tannins, the toasty new wood and the ripe dark plum fruits. It is smooth enough to drink now, but the tannins promise 5–6 years aging.
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.