Aromas of raisins lead to sweet fruit and intense ripe flavors. The wine has richness but the main impression is of smoothness and softness, along with sweetness. Now owned by Portugal's largest wine company (also owner of Ferreira, Sandeman and Mateus Rose Offley Ports bear the name of Baron Forrester, the Englishman who created the modern style of Port in the 19th century.
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.