Coming from a vineyard that overlooks the Douro river, this is a firmly tannic wine. It has a stalky texture, with a blackcurrent and herbal character, balanced by bright acidity. Drink now.
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.