This seductive, silky wine balances discreet dried red fruit and fig flavors with pronounced aromatic notes of nuts, praline and mocha in a luxuriant texture underscored by a refined acidic backbone.
Wine Spectator 93 points - Rich, with a spicy nose, this offers flavors of fig, dried apricot, mango and ginger. Complex and elegant, delivering concentrated creme brulee and tropical fruit notes that linger on the vibrant and buttery finish. Drink now. -KM.February/2014
Wine & Spirits 94 points - A complex and satisfying Tawny, this sits on the cusp of maturity with freshness continuing to infuse its deepening flavors. That freshness arrives in bold scents of orange zest and juicy citrus flavors, while the maturity mellows those flavors into layers of Marcona almond, date and sweet oak-smoke notes. It finishes with a hint of schist in the tannins. For fruit and cheese at the end of the meal..December/2016
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - This mature port pours a luxurious, deep, rich beige with slight scarlet highlights. Aromas of toasted oak, creme brulees, roasted plums combine for a beguiling nose. When tasted the wine has plenty of power and incredible balance of acid and sweetness. - 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge.June/2017
Another magnificent and finely-balanced tawny of outstanding richness and complexity. The additional ten years of aging produces a fine balance between the rich, raisiny fruit and the nutty, honeyed finish - a taste to linger over. This rare port is traditionally enjoyed as a dessert wine or at the end of the meal.