A pair to Crasto's Touriga Nacional, this is as smooth as only Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) can be. It slides across the mouth with its ripe spicy black plum fruits. It is perfumed, toasty from new wood, able to age for 3–4 years and more.
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.