From vineyards in the Douro Superior, this is a powerful wine showing its rugged terroir, with dark fruit and tannin, hints of wood aging and packed, concentrated flavors. From a great Douro vintage, this is worth cellaring over 3–4 years.
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.