Burnt toffee colour with small particles of sediment; 30% opaque. Vanilla and lemon cream biscuits on the nose, soft and gentle. Smooth entry, softly fruity with a mild green-wood core. Good fruit, mild but supported by gentle acidity. An elegant and straightforward palate. Gentle flavours on the finish and a good length. PW rightly described this as "lemon and lavender". Nicely elegant. 85/100. 08-Feb-16. Decanted 1½ hours.
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.
OBV72 A bit cloudy with sediment after pouring as soon as DRT arrived. Slightly dull in flavour but still showing some good fruits and had some heat that helped a reasonably smooth if shortish finish. After an hour this port faded and had some thin wood flavour dominating, but the fruits returned at the end of the evening. This port proved to be controvertial with very low expectations which I feel it surpassed. I was keen to try as a 72 boy and I think it was a harmless pleasant port, and by no means a disaster.