Dark, structured and bringing out the natural minerality of the Douro, this is a dense and tannic wine at this stage. It has layers of black currant, rich and full of juicy acidity. The wine really needs to age, so drink from 2017.
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.