Mature red colour, 50% opaque. Sealed with a cork branded "Cockburn Crusted 1977". Modest nose with some fruit and wine gums but overall a little harsh. A lovely texture on the palate, with some thickness but mostly driven by an impression of rich and sweet fruit. The late palate shows concentrated fruit flavours, good acidity and even some hints of tannins. Rich and round on the late palate. There is a wonderful explosion of spiced fruit on the aftertaste, then a lovely bitter orange finish of good length. This is lovely port. 92/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 5 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.
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