Foot-trodden like all the Mouchão estate wines, this is a concentrated blockbuster that manages to preserve some elegance in the middle of all this power. It's relatively accessible, fruity and rich, touched with sweet chocolate.
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.