A firm, tannic wine with elegant structure. The red fruits from the Merlot are a great foil for the tannins of the Touriga Franca. Even at five years, this is still fruit dominated, although the wood and spice element is well integrated.
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.