Produced from old vines planted in the heartland of the Douro vineyards, this wine is intense and structured, with swathes of black fruits and big tannins. The fruit has the weight to balance with the wood aging and the structure, but it all needs more time. Drink from 2019.
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.