This is drier than some 10-year-old Tawnys, showing a taste of wood, with acidity and the fig and raisin flavors behind the mature flavors. This is all suggests that much of the wine in the blend is older than 10 years, giving extra richness and depth of flavor.
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.