Compared to a 20-year-old tawny (which is a blend of wines to give an approximate average), this 20-year old Colheita is completely from this lesser vintage Port year although one that produced some attractive fruity wines. There is a balance between red fruits and wood tannins that have produced a wine that is on the sweeter side for a tawny, and delicious to drink now.
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.