Only 20 pipes of this vintage were bottled. Deep red in colour, 95% opaque. Violets and redcurrants on the nose, sharp and focused. Sharp edge to the attack, sweet and concentrated fruit but sharply acidic. A good concentration of fruit, with sharp blackberries on the lingering finish. Enjoyable and promising. 85/100.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994