Seriously dense and with signs of extraction, this is a powerful wine. Its big black fruits give it richness while there is also fine juicy acidity. It comes from vines over 100-years-old grown on the spectacularly steep slopes of the quinta. The wine is still young, so don't drink before 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.