Like so many of the finer wines from this region north of Lisbon, this wine brings out elegance as well as the richness of juicy red fruit, layered with bitter chocolate, dense tannins and a great final lift of acidity.
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.