This is Dão at its best. It's a powerful wine, embedded in the hard granite of the region with its dark, brooding tannins and solid structure, with a touch of chocolate in the background. Dominated by Touriga Nacional, juicy but very firm, it wears its long wood aging easily. The wine is already integrated, but should be aged for several years. 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.