Unlike the Brazilian Rabo-de-galo (tail of the rooster) cocktail made with cachaça, this is a bold ripe wine that is full of black fruits and generous tannins in the glass. It has a core of dryness as well as bright ripe berry flavors and acidity. Rich and solid, it is ready to drink.
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.