Very good. Cherry, blackberry, figs, raisins. Lacks the depth and precision of some of he greater vintages, but for the price, this is very nice. Guests were pleased, and now on night 2 so are we (again!).
Decanted, of course, but I should have stood this up for more than 24 hours as the wine was still cloudy. Fresh but quiet on the nose. Sweet grape and plum on the palate. Very smooth and pleasant but less complex than I remember the '94 being.
Brick red still just a tinge of purple, lots of legs. Initially nose a little closed, opens up as the glass is warmed in the hand. Black fruits, plumbs, damsons, toffee, polished leather. Good structure and extra length. will be good for several more years (If only I can keep my hands off!)
The great thing about port is that it seems so consistent. This was a great bottle. Had it with a series of friends who hadn't had an aged port before. Lots of positive comments - and it went very fast. This still tastes like a mid aged port. Still a lot of fruit but the leather and tobacco starting to become more prominent. Great wine.
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