The Santar estate is in the heart of the Dão region. This wine, with its blend of ripe local grapes, is structured with blackberry fruit over firm but ripe tannins. It is a powerful wine, rich and generous. Acidity at the end and the tannins suggest further aging, so wait until 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.