Wine Society, blend bottled in 1965. Deep red centre, with an orange rim; 60% opaque. Mature concentrated oranges on the nose, fully characteristic of a mature VP. A lovely freshness shows after a swirl in the glass. Thickly textured on entry, bringing a velvety coating to the palate. Lacking a little intensity, but air allows a strong and concentrated kumquat to develop. Intense aftertaste, with dry cheeks and a long length. Delicious port, and still showing some tannic structure. Very impressive. 90/100 and my wine of the night.
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