An elegant Port, its fruit and firm tannins blending effortlessly with blackberry jelly and spice flavors. It is halfway between a sweet and dry style, the sweetness coming from prunes, the dryness from firm tannins. This could probably age a few years in the bottle.
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.