Full of tannins and with the potential of ripe fruit, this wine is young, concentrated and powerful. The alcohol does show as a burn of pepper at the end, spoiling an otherwise well-balanced wine. Produced from a 200-acre vineyard in the Douro Superior, the wine should be ready from 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.