The second wine of Quinta do Carmo is dominated by earthy, meaty aromas. While the fruit has some richness and solid fruit, it is also dry, with awkward, earthy tannins. —R.V.
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.