This estate on the outskirts of Lisbon has a 17th-century castle as well as 240 acres of vines. This is a serious blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet with great, dark tannins, as well as flavors of red plums. It is still young—give it 4 or 5 years, but it will age well. Best Buy. Imported by Aidil Wines & Liquor Inc.
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.