With a dominance of Tinta Roriz, this is a smooth, ripe wine that has spice and blackberry fruits. It is dense and rich, packed with juicy fruitiness as well as some firm tannins. There is a burn at the end from the alcohol that does spoil the aftertaste.
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.