This is a powerful wine, perfumed and ripe. Its aromas come from the Touriga Nacional in the blend that also includes Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. It's a dark and dense wine, very rich with enough juicy black fruit to balance. The concentration and tannins suggest long aging, so don't drink before 2019.
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.