From vineyards in the Douro Superior, this is a rich wine, shot through with dark, tarry tannins, big black fruit flavors, spiced by American and French wood aging. The texture is deliciously rich and mellifluous.
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.