Opaque ruby/purple-colored, with fabulous purity and richness, full body, moderate sweetness, layers of jammy fruit, and well-integrated alcohol. There is some tannin in the finish, but this is a large-scaled, authoritatively flavored as well as elegant example of port that needs cellaring.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at cellar temperature (15/17°). Decantation is recommended to separate the sediment. This cellar wine will mature over the years and develop a complex variety of aromas. You can also enjoy it when young to taste the intensity of its fruit. It is best drunk 4 to 40 years after bottling. Drink within 48 hours after openning.
Particularly enjoyable with a dessert, with dark chocolate or cheese. Also on its own at the end of a meal.
Reviews and Awards:
. 96 points in Robert Parker;
. 95 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 94 points in CellarTracker;
. 94 points in Jamie Goode;
. 18 points in Jancis Robinson;
. 16 points in Decanter.
98 pts Wine Spectator - Very seductive. Lovely fresh floral notes on the nose, many delicate complex aromas. Violets. Wonderful purity and fresh precision of...
93 pts Robert Parker - Opaque color. Excellent concentration and aromatic depth, where outstanding notes of ripe wild fruits, spice and soft spice stand out....
97 pts Wine Spectator - Aromas of Mediterranean wood, resin, rosemary and notes of eucalyptus. Luxurious on the palate with delicious flavors of wild...
96 pts Robert Parker - We have a great Vintage on our hands, showing beautiful concentration, vigour and complexity, but with plenty of finesse and...