It's called Assemblage because the wine is a blend of Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon. This big wine, with its dense structure, texture and superripe fruit, is certainly rich. The tannins and the acidity do hold everything in check. But it's not a wine for aging.
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.