A hugely dark wine, with solid bitter chocolate flavors and layers of dry tannins. It comes from the granite soils of the home estate of Quinta dos Roques, a blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen and Alfrocheiro. There are dry wood flavors and black plum fruits. Age for five years at least.
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.