A very Portuguese version of Cabernet Sauvignon, with sweet, jammy red berries and only light tannins. The fruit has freshness, but the dominant character is sweetness, ripeness, a wine full of final juicy acidity.
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.