It may be the 15% Cabernet in this blend, it may just be the natural structure of the wine, but this is a powerful, structured, firmly tannic wine that is enveloped by a rich robe of super-ripe black fruits. As always with a fine Portuguese wine, this fruit is balanced with dusty tannins and a dry, lingering aftertaste.
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.