Mainly from Castelão with a little Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a ripe, full-bodied and complex wine. Tannins shoot through the solid black fruits, while acidity laces the texture. Flavors of chocolate, spice and final freshness promising short-term aging. Drink from 2015.
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.