Still with almost all its fruitiness intact, this is a red plum as well as sultana flavored. It's on the cusp between all fruit and older wood flavors, poised and balanced as a style of tawny that can be drunk either before or after a meal. 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.