The wine is at the balancing point between fruit and wood-aging flavors. Bright fruitiness is underpinned by old wood and old gold flavors. It's an open, generous Port with the fortifying spirit in evidence while still leaving fruitiness.
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.