The top-of-the-line red from Esporão, this partners the white Private Selection. The comparative restraint of this wine is admirable, with ripe, bright fruits, smoothed by wood. The dark, dry tannins and the dense, almost impenetrable texture hint at the power; finishing with wood spice and acidity.
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.