The wine is a field blend of a mix of grape varieties planted at random in the old Douro tradition. It is both structured and fruity, allowing a splendid range of perfumes to come from the glass. Ripe and full-bodied, with a touch of wood-aging, it has a medicinal edge as well as layers of black fruitiness. It needs to age, so drink from 2016.
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.