The quinta, on the south side of the Douro, has produced a firm, solid and structured wine. It has power, the tannins still dominating the juicy black fruits. With an earthy edge and still considerable acidity, this is a wine to age. 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.