This is an attractive, juicy wine. It has blackberry fruit flavors along with already balanced tannins. Coming from vines in the Douro Superior, it is rich while also fresh and fruity. The wine could age further, although its pure flavors and integration say that it can be drunk 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.