From old vines, this powerful wine is the epitome of a great Douro red. Its ripe, plum and prune fruits, layered with bitter chocolate, are tinged with acidity. Spice and pepper add to the complexity of this ageworthy wine.
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.