Styles of port: Reserve/Reserva

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Reserve/Reserva is the term now used to designate a premium ruby, a wine with more colour, character, and depth than a standard ruby. This category has supplanted ‘vintage character’, a misleading term which was largely used in English-speaking markets.