With a wine like this, you can see the connection between table wine and Port in the Douro. It's dry, but with its dried raisin flavors and structured tannins, it shares a Port-like character. The fruit is highlighted by the structure, giving a final juicy character that still needs time to develop. Drink from 2017.
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.