Tom Cannavan's   

Dom Ferraz (Portugal) Dão 1997
This is an absolutely brilliant wine for a fiver. The nose has gorgeous aromas of juicy black fruits, smoke and earthy truffles, the whole picture rounded-out with subtle, sweet and spicy oak. The palate is just as winning, with chewy bramble fruit, great depth of flavour and a lovely savoury, spicy finish. Beautifully balanced and pure, drink on its own or with a steak. Tesco £4.99 (10/99)