Deep red, centre just transparent. Dusty, perhaps slightly peppery, on the nose. Very pleasant on the palate, but with less immediate depth than the '66 or '63 shown alongside. There is plenty of fruit, but it is straightforward and simple; it does develop depth with aeration. Tannins are now fully integrated. The aftertaste is a little empty, but the finish is dry and long and full of redcurrant jelly. Tasty port, but less impressive than the '66 or '63. 89/100. Drunk 7 September 2010.