This super-rich wood-aged wine is ripe with tropical fruits and packed with toast flavors. It is already mature with an attractive oxidative edge from the new barrels that adds complexity to the fruitiness. It is impressive—maybe too powerful—but certainly a serious expression of what the Douro can do with white wines. Drink now.
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.