This is a ripe complex wine made from a blend of Douro grapes. With French and American wood aging, there is a smooth texture that is lifted by spice. The acidity, the black-currant fruits and rich feel of the wine all promise some good aging. Drink from late 2018.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
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.