Deep red colour, opaque but vibrant and full of life. Delicious on the nose with waves of sweet strawberry fruit - perhaps a bit too sweet and tending to a bit of flabbiness. Rounded in the mouth, giving equal weight and flavour across the palate; full of strawberries and dry cocoa powder tannins. Gets quite big with a decent streak of acidity to give good focus and structure. Lovely port; drinking well now but should develop a better presence and more complexity with more time in the cellar. 87/100.
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.