The best way to find out how Malbec works as the base of a sweet fortified wine is to drink this. It has just a touch of spirit on the edge of the palate, while preserving the tannins and blackberry fruit of the grape. Ripe, rich and original, it's a great after dinner drink.
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.