Nick Delaforce's last vintage as winemaker. Opaque, deep red. Bottle stink on the nose is unattractive. Fierce acidity and tannin on the palate precedes brooding, concentrated fruit that becomes quite impressive. Sharp acid kick on the aftertaste, then a dry and enjoyable finish. This will be a very impressive port, but marked down slightly because of the bottle stink on the nose. 88/100.
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