This wine, from the Castelo Rodrigo subregion, is intensely rich, with aromas of sweet sultanas, dusty tannins and layers of ripe figs and chocolate. This should age well over the next 10 years, but is 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.