Gold in color, this is a wood-aged Port. Despite being 26 years old, it is still lively, almost fruity. The wood character does certainly show strongly, but so do the delicious caramel and toffee flavors, which are balanced by an intense acidity. Like all Colheitas, it is ready to drink.
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.