This is a firmly tannic wine, but it has enough rich fruit to sustain the tannins. It has a dry mineral quality. At five years old, it is ready to drink, though the dry structure remains present. This is a blend of Tinta Amarela, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional.
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.