The heatwave summer of 2003 gave the right conditions for producing a Vintage Port. Many seemed drinkable younger than usual for this style of wine, and this is totally open, fruity, soft and ready to drink. It's a rich, sweet style, very perfumed and ripe.
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.