The wine has 12 months of aging to give it extra richness and a ripe full texture. It does have firm tannins although these are already embedded in the rich black fruits. The Douro minerality shows through the texture and acidity at the end. This wine deserves some aging: drink from 2019.
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.