Obviously a Port for the long haul, not giving away much. There are flavors of licorice, bitter fruits, all-spice, nutmeg. The character at this stage is tight, edgy, but the promise is there and will be worth waiting for.
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.