Even better than previous bottles. This is just a fabulous port. The Guimaraens bottling is supposed to be their "more accessible" (less profound?) classic vintage port, but this one is turning out to be top notch. And the goodness started from the moment the bottle was opened -- no waiting necessary, ma'am! Nose is Leather and dark sweet fruit, with perfect alcohol. The palate is beautifully balanced with tobacco, leather, a spicy element and strong fruit undercurrent without being too jammy or sweet -- countered by some underlying drying element. Just a great pleasure with fresh, great Colston-Bassett stilton and pears and crusty baguettes.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.