Named as commemoration of the Knights Templar whose Portuguese headquarters were in nearby Tomar, this is a seriously rich, opulent wine, full of red berry fruits and dark spices. Flavors of damson, strawberry jelly as well fine acidity all come through. Age for 3–4 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.