Deep red, 50% opaque with a slight bricking to the rim. A little closed on the nose, some floral tones and some gentle fruit. Balanced and smooth on the palate with concentrated sweet fruit filling the mouth with an assured presence. Full and flavoursome. Some heat on the aftertaste. Big, acidic and concentrated on the finish. Really lovely with a great tang to the finish and a very long length. Very nice. 91/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. 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.
2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports.