Lighter in tone than the Taylor shown alongside this port. Nosing of rock rose and wine gums, slightly sour as seems to be a characteristic of the vintage. Purple fruit and a good dose of tannin on the palate, tannins which quickly vanish behind the plummy fruit that is focused nicely by the acidity. A good finish which is slightly sticky but provides for a nice fruit length. This is sweeter and with more overt fruit that the Taylor, but doesn't have the same balance or refinement. 91-93.
Tasted 12 September 2018.
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