The Sequeira vineyard, in the upper reaches of Douro Superior, obviously can produce powerful, rich wines. But this ripeness is held in check by the dark structure and the firm tannins. This Reserva needs time to smooth out the solid structure.
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.