Mature red in colour, 40% opaque. A gentle nose of raisins and toffee but there is a hint of harshness lurking behind the fruit. Raisins and golden sultanas flow onto the tongue with the first sip, accompanied by a surprising amount of tertiary sugars and burnt raisins. A slight rubbery tone shows on the aftertaste, which leads to a redcurrant cordial finish that is relatively short. 84/100.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.
2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!