This top red from Portal is dense and richly solid. With its super-ripe black fruits, it is impressively structured. Perfumed, with rich tannins and spice, this is a complex, long-lived wine. Keep for six 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.