Still an icon of Douro reds, this is marked by elegance. The fruit blends effortlessly with the acid-laced, firm tannins. It has fine potential for aging over at least five 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.