This is an earthy wine, showing strong tannins, minerality and a distinctly dry texture. The wine does have weight with its layered black currant fruits giving a strong sense of structure. From the granite soils of the Dão, this is a wine to age for three more years.
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.