Fermented in oak, this is a big, bold and ripe wine made from grapes sourced from the volcanic soil of Esporão. It has a creamy texture that's spiced with toast and tempered with acidity. Its texture is smooth and rounded, and it's packed with ripe fruit. It's a great wine to drink now, but it will age over several years.
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.