Rich, smooth and dense, this is a powerful wine from Caves Aliança's quinta in the Dão. It brings together the complex texture of a fine Dão wine with great fruitiness. French and Russian oak aging have smoothed out the natural tannins of the region, giving spice and allowing the juicy acidity to shine. Drink from 2017.
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.