With David Baverstock, winemaker for Herdade do Esporão, in charge, this is a dense rich expression of ripe Alentejo wines. It has smooth tannins, with just a touch of dryness to give it shape. It also balances the black fruits with acidity and the smooth texture of wood aging. Drink now.
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.