These Colheita Ports are matured in wood for at least seven years, and often much longer, as it usually bottled when the wine is due to leave the cellar. The 2005 is a brick red colour. Pronounced nose of sultanas, dried apricot and raspberry, and a touch of spice. The palate is rich and complex with layers of dried fruits, butterscotch, hazelnut, spice and cinnamon. It is full and generous on the finish.
Krohn suggest that this wine benefits from being served slightly chilled (12 – 16ºC). It doesn’t need to be decanted , and it’s worth noting that colheitas can be enjoyed for a while after opening without losing freshness and vibrancy – optimum drinking time after opening is 2-3 months. Perhaps pair with pecan pie, apple strudel or crème brulée, or just on its own. Delicious!