This is a smooth, rounded wine, showing the elegant side of this Portuguese version of Tempranillo. It certainly has richness, but this is well handled, leaving a delicious, fruity wine to drink now.
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.