With an average age of 45 years, these old Baga vines have produced a a dark, brooding and concentrated wine. It is dense, solid with black plum skins and deep tannins. It is also expressive of the limestone soils of the region, steely and mineral. Give this several more years. Drink from 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.