The wine comes from the Guedes family's showpiece estate for Casa Ferreirinha in the Alto Douro. It is dark, dense and still very young. With a strong mineral element and dry tannins, it has concentration as well as potential. The black plum fruits are still developing, still youthful. So give this impressive wine until 2020 before drinking.
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.