This is a powerful and ripe wine that is full of tannins that are now mature enough to support the broad, ripe black-fruite character. A blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet and Tinta Calada, it has a dense structure, with a full-bodied juicy aftertaste. Drink now, but the wine will be better after 2015.
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.