This was a Vintage Port year for many producers and the quality of the year shines through in this rich, still-young wine. It is solid with tannins that are brightened by red plum and bitter cherry; the solid structure promises potential. It will age a few years in bottle, so will drink at its best from 2016.
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.