The wine was fermented in open stone lagars, still the preferred method at many Douro quintas. That gives the color and the soft extraction in this ripe, sweet Port. It has enough tannins to balance the dried raisin and superripe plum flavors. While it has been bottled to drink now, the wine will benefit from aging. Drink from 2016.
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.