While it is densely packed with fruit, this is also an elegant wine made from old vines in the Tecedeiras Vineyard in the Douro. It has a firm structure dominated by spice and mineral. The acidity of the black currant fruit gives this a long-term future.
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.