This is a bold, structured wood-aged wine. It brings out the best in Portugal's flagship grape, with blackberry fruits, a perfumed character and balanced acidity. Although it is already three years old, this wine could still age to soften its solid tannins, and will be better from 2018.
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.