Among the varietal wines produced by Esporão, this new wood-aged offering is rich, powerful and concentrated, with smooth edges. The wood's smokiness combines with black plum and sweet juice flavors. It can certainly age.
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.