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Cask sample. Deep purple in colour, Limited nose but shows some blackcurrant and rock rose; fresh on the nose. Gentle sweet fruit on the palate, sweet and ripe — perhaps slightly jammy. Powerful tannins and sharp acidity grab the attention of the mid-palate; very grippy and persistent, drying the cheeks and refusing to let go. A beautiful release of flavours on the aftertaste, complex and multi-layers, before the tannins and fruit take over for the chewy finish. Elegant port with a powerful core, unusually dominating tannins for the current style of port which promises well for a long life. 89-91/100. Tasted 09-May-18.