Burnished orange in colour, 40% opaque. Pronounced nose, quite frsh and minty with a tang of kumquat. Sweet toffee-apple on the palate, a lovely balance and texture. This has a wonderful complexity with acid constantly battling with the Golden Syrup. Fully charged on the aftertaste and a huge finish that has plenty of heat but also plenty of flavour. Fine fireside port. Served blind this was guessed to be Gould Campbell 1966. 92/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. Decanted 5½ 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.