This is a smooth, toffee and caramel-flavored wine. It has a comfortable maturity, with acidity coming from hints of fruitiness, and sweet sultanas acting as a foil. Like any aged tawny, this magnificent wine is ready to drink.
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.