This Reserve tawny has a color hinting at red gold and wood-aging flavor. It presents a ripe character, full of sultanas and fig flavors, rich and sweet. The spirit does show and needs to integrate more to make this truly satisfying.
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.