One of the best wines to come out of the Real Companhia, this finely structured wine shows distinct austerity and minerality as well as dark, young tannins and packed black fruits. The balance is all there, a wine that keeps the wood in check, allowing the great fruits to come through.
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.