This is a dark- colored, smoothly ripe wine. With wood spice and with plenty of blackberry fruitiness, it's both structured and generous. The acidity it gets from the Touriga Nacional in the blend gives it a crisp aftertaste and the possibility of further aging. Drink now or 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.