A powerful wine that has licorice and black coffee flavors as well as ripe plum and berry fruits. The balance is there, along with a solid structural base and acidity. The dense wine has power, rich and ripe for development. Drink from 2018.
One of the best examples of the Castelâo grape. The aging potential of this wine is great. I recently drank an excellent wine of 1996 harvest from the same vineyard.
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.