The top-of-the-range red from Casa de Santar estate in homage to the first count of Santar in the 18th century. It is a powerfully velvet wine, very elegant, packed with ripe tannins, dark fruits and a structure that demands aging. Keep for at least six 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.