Old gold in color, this is a really mature Colheita from a great vintage Port year. It shows a firm structure that brings out its dry character along with its dense mature flavors, its spicy wood and its great concentration. As it develops in the glass, rich fruitiness comes through to add to the old wood flavors. This is a wine to savor slowly, a real meditation wine that demands attention.
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.