A wine that really shows the progress made by Real Companhia Velha (also known as Royal Oporto) in the past decade. This is beautifully constituted wine, all dark tannins, dense black fruit, showing a fine balance between all the elements. The wine finishes with a flourish of jammy fruits and tight tannins.
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.