The estate wine from Quinta dos Roques is a vanilla-soft wine, with ripe tannins and an intense flavor of blackberry jelly. It is a good reflection of 2004, likely to be ready to drink soon, the tannins just an easy layer rather than being dry, the fruit being fresh and juicy.
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.