A powerful, tannic wine which shows big spice and ripe berry flavors. From the 1500 acre Esporão vineyard, this wine has layers of dark fruits and richness. There is a juicy element which gives freshness, but this is a wine which needs another 3-4 years before drinking.
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.