Unlike the Colheita version, this can sustain high alcohol easily. That's because the black fruit is rich enough, there is a fine freshness from juicy acidity and the tannins are well managed. This is a wine to age and drink from 2017.
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.