This blend of Castelão has benefited from its touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to give some tannins and structure. It is a ripe wine, full of red berries, plenty of spice and a crisp aftertaste of acidity. Drink the wine from 2018.
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.