Showing all the richness of the Alentejo, this is a dense wine with dusty tannins and black-plum and licorice flavors. The acidity and the firmer texture show slowly, giving a solid, chunky aftertaste. With its concentration, it is a wine for aging over at least 3–4 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.