The wood and toasty character of this mature Port is just right. It has a fine balance between its old gold flavors and the spirit, giving an intense, concentrated character. Hints of fruitiness are still, just there. The aftertaste, rich and dry, lingers on and on.
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.