A deliciously ripe wine, with sweet mulberrry and cranberry flavors alongside rich wood tannins. The wine, a blend of Aragonês and Trincadeira, has great tarry flavors and a solid, chunky structure. It could well age for five years or more, but is certainly ready to drink now. —R.V.
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.