This comes from Quinta do Portal, well known for its Douro table wines. It is a fine, concentrated Port which shows tannins, fresh fruit and flavors of cherries. It is spoilt by the stalky aromas, but the taste is good compensation.
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.