Mature red colour, but with no bricking; 95% opaque. Initially some bottle stink but 2 hours later this was showing lively redcurrant on the nose. Fruity entry, big on the palate - fierce and aggressive - with lots of fruit and good complexity, but the fruit is slightly stewed although nicely fragranced. Some acidity and heat shows on the aftertaste before a very enjoyable chocolate and dark fruit finish of decent length. This needs a lot more time to soften and develop. 88/100. Decanted 24 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.