This is a ripe, fruit-forward wine. It has black currant and some attractive acidity. It seems to miss out on the structure and firm texture that would be expected from a Douro wine, so it is possible to 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.