This is a herb-scented wine, and the juicy Castelão component balances the firm tannins of the Touriga Nacional. It's full of ripe red-berry flavors, with a fine swath of sweet tannins and acids. Ready to drink.
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.