What a pleasant surprise. Low shoulder fill, unknown provenance. Dark brown to the core, honeyed reddish rim. Chocolate/mocha rich tawny port nose. Woody forest floor strong chocolate tawny flavor. Smooth attack after thirty minutes airing. Dark old berry fruits, still decent acidity and firm balanced tannins. Rich and delicious, uniquely pleasant. What a revelation. Feeling so privileged to taste this.
This wine seems to be a Dinosaur in the making. 80 years old and still needed an hour to open up in the glass and show it's potential. Extremely dark ruby colour with considerable browning. Nose of dark chocolate and pencil is quite closed and neither very intense nor mindblowing in composition. But then the taste: this is concentration ! Coffee, chocolate and smoked flavours. Huge tannins, yet still velvety and integrated. Stays forever. I never drank a wine of this concentration before, not sure if they can make wines that last that long in these days. These were honest and basic winemaking techniques and the season did the speaking. If the nose would be more intense and better, this wine would be 98-99 points for me.
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