A rich red from the warm south of Portugal, the wine is soft, spicy and juicy. It has some oak aging that shows through the ripe red-berry fruits. The tannins are soft, just giving shape to the open, rich fruitiness. 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.