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Bottled by Malpas Stallard Ltd of 11 Copenhagen Street, Worcester. Deep burnished red, 50% opaque. Mature nose, full of sweet fruit and exotic spices — lots of nutmeg and mace. Balanced on the palate, rich and deeply flavoured with a pleasing intensity. The palate is complex and delivers on the promise of the nose, although there is a bitter element that reminds me of unsweetened quince. Thick in texture, this coats the mouth and has a lovely presence. The aftertaste is spiced, slightly dry but has all the complexity of the palate. A sparkling menthol cleanses the mouth before the long aniseed finish takes hold. Really lovely port that is just ‘à point’ but no need to rush to drink up. 92/100. Drunk 06-Apr-2015.
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