This is the Reserve version of Portugal's popular Periquita brand. It has the same exuberant fruit and soft plum and sweet jelly flavors. But it also has a rich smoothness that comes from wood aging, leaving a wine that is both juicy and velvet-textured.
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.