This rich wine—as rugged as the Transmontano terrain—has a firm tannic structure, bearing sweet-tasting blackberry fruit, with acidity that cuts the tannins. It's ready to drink, but could age for three years.
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.