With its dark gold color, this fits the part of an aged, vintage-dated tawny even before tasting. It has great concentration, black raisin flavors, and hugely dense texture, leavened by an equally important layer of acidity. An impressive wine that leaves a very dry aftertaste.
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.