Old vines and a field blend have produced one of the Douro's powerful, dense and mineral wines. It is very concentrated as well as rich. The acidity balances all this ripe fruit and high alcohol, so that the wine is full of powerful tannins and black fruits while having a crisp edge and aftertaste. Drink this serious wine now and until 2023.
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.