Made from old vine Touriga Franca, this is an elegant, perfumed wine. There are firm tannins, but the fruit is juicy, spicy, layered with blackberry jam, but also good balancing acidity. To finish, the wine spreads out in the mouth, leaving richness, but always that elegance.
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.