Malhadinha Nova continues on its impressive way. This 2005 is big and powerful, yes, but it also has complexity, even some elegance in a muscular way. There are bitter chocolate flavors, black fruits, layered with wood, needing aging. A great wine.
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.