Named for the air currents that allow birds to float above the Douro, this wine is ripe, full and soft. The wood shows quite strongly at this stage, and another year's aging will bring out the black currant note further.
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.