From granite soil at the Quinta do Vale Meão, this is a single parcel wine, hugely structured and very dense. It has weight and power, plus an impenetrable tannic character at this still-young stage. Very impressive and needing many years to age. Drink from 2018.
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.