This rich wine comes from the far south of Portugal. It is structured and dense with black-plum fruit and firm tannins. Spice and grilled toast from wood aging and acidity gives this wine a good balance as well as ripeness. 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.