Adding Syrah (Shiraz as the producer calls it) to the blend with Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional gives a strongly perfumed character to this firm, still structured wine. It also has a fresh element from the black currant acidity that cuts through the wine. Drink now.
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.