Bottled 2016; acquired from Waitrose.
A deep mellow amber in colour, 40% opaque. A lovely nose of bruised apples and soft caramel invites a sip to be taken. The sip yields brown sugar and a powerful acidity that keeps the palate clean and focused. Honey and lemon fight for control of the palate, but with a lovely delicacy and nutty nuance. Hazelnut praline on the aftertaste and a very pleasant finish of creme brulee. Very satisfying port and held up well to the extended decant. 90/100. Drunk 01-Mar-17.
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