A richly smooth wine, with spice, coffee and sweet chocolate. The fruit is almost an afterthought here, but comes through as ripe dried fruits and plums. The tannins are just as sweet as everything else in a wine that shows the Douro's generous side.
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.