This structured wine with its black fruits and layers of acidity is firm and serious. Its blend of Touriga Nacional Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, which is typically a Douro blend, manages to evoke something of that region's tough soils even here in cooler, softer Lisboa. 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.