Drunk at the Factory House on the occasion of The Port Forum's 10th Anniversary dinner. Bottled in 2017, shortly before the dinner.
A lovely smell of pistachio paste and walnuts, with hints of dates and figs. Delightfully thick in texture on the palate with good acidity and ghostly tannins that combine to give a delicious coffee and quince impression. Coffe dominates the aftertaste and slowly changes into a finish full of bitter-sweet candied citrus peel. Simply delicious.
A second bottle served to the other side of the table was very different, being richer, sweet and more full (and slightly preferred). 95/100. 21-Jun-17. 3½ hours.
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