While not a declared vintage Port year, it did produce some impressive old tawnies, like this. It is such a balanced wine, fresh with ripe marmalade, raisin and old wood flavors. It has a wonderful milk chocolate aftertaste that is contrasted with its still-fresh acidity. 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.