A black-hued blend of Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, this is powerful, rich and firmly packed with tannins as well as dense plum and wood flavors. Accents of spice and mint add complexity. The wine will benefit from 2–3 years of aging to soften and round out, but it's drinkable now.
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.