There is a firm tannic element to this solid wine. With some Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, there are hints of black currants as well as the perfume of Touriga Nacional. This is a dry wine at this stage, although the ripe fruit will certainly come through over the next few months. Drink from late 2018.
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.