Incredibly young, this is going to be an impressive, serious wine. It has all the elements—dark fruit and acidity tied together with intense tannins. It tastes of the hard landscape of the Douro, with a severe character that needs several years to soften.
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.