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Grants of St James bottling. Deep red, slight chestnut; 70% opaque. Mature nose of dried beef and meat juices. Very fragrant and very rich. Sweet fruit entry, full of dried and concentrated red fruit. Huge palate presence, absolutely massive and with a lovely thick texture. Huge levels of fruit. Big but resolved tannins, thick and unctuous; sweet and luscious. Huge aftertaste, but with lovely balance, of massive length. Just amazing port, absolutely fabulous. 98/100. Drunk 04-Jun-13. Decanted 14½ hours.
F70. Brick red, 30% opaque. Alas slightly masked by the spicy squid eaten immediately before. Won’t order that again. Anyway, big long and lovely. Mature, but is it too mature for a ’70?