The Douro venture of Alentejo-based Herdade do Esporão, this wine is structured with tannin while also having generous red berry fruit. Acidity, mineral texture and a bright aftertaste give it both weight and crispness. Drink now.
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.