There is definite weight behind this intense wine. But it also has ripe, rich, deliciously sweet and juicy black fruits. It has structure as well, a series of sweet tannins and fresh acidity. It's the best red wine from the Dow's Quinta do Bomfim so far.
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.