Spicy, smoky aromas give a French gloss to this first vintage of a reserve wine from the Rothschild owned estate. It is by far the most satisfying wine from Quinta do Carmo, showing good balance to go with the red fruits and sweet tannins. It should age well over the next 4-5 years.
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.