From estates still owned by the Ferreira family, this wine is dark black in color. It is a huge, juicy wine, with ripe fruit and a young, almost Porty character. The sweet, jammy fruit needs time to settle. —R.V.
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.