I've had this a few times from Berry Brothers Port Walks or by buying the occasional bottle from Wadebridge Wines. It's good, but not as good as the 1997.
Deep red with a mature tone to the colour, 90% opaque. Pronounced fruity nose, slightly sour or perhaps bitter. Smooth and lovely fruit on entry, but then big, dry tannins that dominate briefly. A dry but lengthy finish. Slightly watery on the palate, this is a port that is in need of more time in the cellar to put on some weight and gravitas and will reward patience.
This is differentiated from the 1994 Ervamoira by being a blend across regions within the Douro, as well as across Quintas. 88/100. Drunk 21-Oct-14. Decanted 11½ hours.
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