This wine is deep and complex, incredible intensity. Purple-black to the rim, this wine shows delicate aromas of violets blue, black tea from China, and ripe red fruit. In the mouth, initially offers powerful fruit and vigorous, which merges into flavors of black Chocolte bitter. Reveals good acidity, balanced tannins and ripe, but not dry. The aftertaste is clean and perfectly defined. it's going to age well, evolving into a very balanced and elegant wine in the coming decades.
Store and Serve Advices:
Store the bottle horizontally in a dark place with constant temperature, ideally between 12ºC and 15ºC.
This Port is a fabulous way to end a lunch or dinner. It pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, but it can also be enjoyed on its own, providing a memorable moment in the company of good friends.
Reviews and Awards:
. 97 points in Robert Parker;
. 97 points in Roy Hersh;
. 96 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 96 points in James Suckling;
. 96 points in Stephen Tanzer;
. 96 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 94 points in CellarTracker;
. 94 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 19 points in Jancis Robinson;
. 19 points in Decanter Magazine;
. Peter Symington, responsible with his son Charles for the vineyards and wine making, has been made ‘Fortified Wine Maker of the Year’ an extraordinary 6 times by the ‘Wine Challenge’. Nobody else has won this important award more than once. In 2003, his son Charles won the same award.
94 pts Jamie Goode - It shows a golden amber colour, with a pale green tinge at the rim, denoting great age. Very complex with a powerful fragrance that...
90 pts Robert Parker - Deep garnet centre with vivid velvet-red rim. Aromas of plums and attractive resinous notes. Lush and mouth-filling with satisfying...
18 pts Revista de Vinhos - Deep ruby color, intense. Fragrant aroma with hints of wild berries, rock rose and bergamot. Subtle notes smoked and roasted...
96 pts Wine & Spirits - Suberb Chocolate notes with hints of coffee and caramel. Concentrated and deep, with a fantastic sweet texture. Luxurious end.