The wood aging has not yet left the fruit behind in this warm, rich yet dry Port. It has intense concentration, the herbs and spices showing through the rich, smooth texture. The aftertaste is rounded, even with its fortified edge.
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.