Firmly tannic and still dominated by new wood, this is dense and brooding. It has the typically mineral feel of a fine Douro wine. Concentrated, brambly fruits and a powerful structure make this a wine that needs to age for at least five 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.