Red and mature but with a firm colour; 90% opaque. Fresh and fierce on the nose, fruit driven but with lemon balm ferocity. Fruit dominates the entry, restrained on the mid-palate but the late palate shows fragrant fruit and gentle cracked pepper. Gentle flavours swirl on the aftertaste; delicate, balanced and very fragrant. Drinking nicely but in no hurry and has plenty of what it needs to last many decades. Lovely soft chocolate finish. Very nice port. 93/100. Decanted 27 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.