This ripe and sweet wine has only light acidity. That gives it a soft, light character, emphasizing fruitiness rather than the wood aging of an old tawny. The aftertaste is round and soft.
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.