Made from old vines (Vinhas Velhas), this is a seriously concentrated wine, showing structure and acidity as well as red berry fruits. The wine is juicy, firm-textured and ageworthy. Keep for 3–4 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.