The estate wine from Herdade Grande is big, rich and dark in texture. It is smooth and ripe, the wood aging layering with the black plum and blackberry fruit flavors to yield a solid and dense wine. From a warm vintage, it is now maturing, although three to four years more aging will make it even deeper.
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.