A medium-sweet, finely balanced wine, showing acidity along with flavors of walnuts, wood aging and a glowing old gold flavor. While Madeira can age forever, this 1996 is now at its peak.
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.