Transparent centre, but only just. A wonderful nose of ripe blackcurrant over a core of lime acidity — very inviting. Smooth and rounded fruit on entry then a massive wave of tannins grabs and holds the palate. This is a port which takes no prisoners. One of the bigger and more powerful ports of the vintage. Huge aftertaste with the chocolate tannins dominating everything before evolving into sharp blackcurrant skin and black chocolate. This is great, big, old-fashioned port. 93-95.
Tasted 12 September 2018.
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