Dominated by juicy Castelão, this lightly structured wine has fine tannins to propel the berry fruits up to the front. It is rich and full-bodied with a touch of pepper from the alcohol. The aftertaste brings out fresh acidity and softness.
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.