This is pure Touriga Nacional from one of the top Douro vineyards. It is a powerful wine, while retaining elegance. So the dense fruit is shot through with acidity and with a firm layer of tannins to balance the perfumed character of the wine. It's a wine for aging, wait to drink until 2019.
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.