With its wire caged bottle, the wine appears as though it is Spanish. The flavors, though, are all Portuguese. Dominated by Touriga Nacional's distinctive perfumed and dry tannin character, with the addition of the powerfully juicy Alicante Bouschet, the wine is dark, solid and still coming together. It is concentrated and rich, shot through with acidity. Drink from 2017.
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.