A solidly structured, impressive wine that holds its sense of Douro rock as part of its mineral character. At the same time, the fruit is pure, packed with black berries, figs and thyme. Worth aging for 2–3 years.
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.