A blend of Castelão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesa, this wine, with its wood aging still apparent, needs to age. It will turn into a rich wine, full of black fruits with a structure of generous tannins. Give this ripe wine until late 2018.
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.