A close cousin of Vintage Porto, it has less alcohol (16% vol) and residual sugar (100 gr per liter). It presents a very fruity and complex nose of blackberry, cassis and hints of violet, spices and cocoa. Smooth and velvety on the palate, with a long and fresh final.
N/Apts Wine Enthusiast– 2014 vintage
FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE
Almost as a challenge, owners Pascal et Jean-Marc Verhaeghe set out to prove that Malbec could produce a fine Port-style fortified wine.
It works: its ripe sweetness and the balance between brandy and wine are just right. Jammy black cherry flavors and soft tannins give it a rich, velvety character. Drink now.
N/Apts Wine Enthusiast– 2015 vintage
FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
Made by adding brandy to stop fermentation, this richly structured wine is sweet yet firm with tannins. Its jammy black fruit is balanced by acidity and a dry edge.
Let it age for a few months and drink from 2019.