Light wood aging over six months has given this wine a polished character. Along with the rich black-plum fruits and acidity, it is a full-bodied wine—a very Portuguese blend of five varieties. The tannins keep the wine in shape and add to its ripe structure. 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.