With more than a hint of wood, this is a spicy, rounded wine that feels rich and smooth textured. With Sémillon in the blend with local Douro grapes, there is a full-bodied feel to this serious wine.
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.