Colheitas – undiscovered treasure


This is the final part of our review of the Big Fortified Tasting (BFT) in London earlier this year. For earlier articles, see my Strong, sweet but not port or madeira and Richard and Jancis's 2016 vintage ports – and many more

Although colheita is a small category both in the Douro and on Madeira, it is an exciting one that can offer very high-quality, often wonderfully mature wines at a reasonable price. They are unlikely to change much after bottling but they can be kept for up to a decade before opening – though there may be little...