Any vintage Colheita is ready to drink once it is bottled, but this wine is readier than most. It's at a perfect stage of development, on the dry side although with some fine dried apricot and raisin flavors. It is poised and elegant, a beautiful wine to drink now.
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.