A smooth, wood-aged wine that is ripe and polished. A blend of Touriga Nacional, Castelão and Trincadeira is given style by its toast, spice and fresh acidity. It is packed with blackberries that contrast with the firm structure. It 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.