This is an elegant, restrained blend of Tinta Roriz, Castelão, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet, giving ripe fruit to go with the firm, dry tannins and a touch of wood. It could age another 2–3 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.