With 12 months in wood, the wine has a smooth, ripe character. The tannins are well integrated into the spicy black fruits from a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Trincadeira. Juicy acidity and fresh black currant fruits give the wine a lift at the end. Drink from late 2016.
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.