Translucent red but still dark in the middle; fading on the edge to a very light red. Very good nose. Again: deep complexity. Cherries predominate. Maybe a touch of blackcurrant, too? The mouth is unctuous with a sensation of cherry sweets. Good tiny touch of acidity but not clear if there are any tannins left. Very long aftertaste with good balanced sweetness. Extremely good even if not quite as perfect as before.
Tasted at: Graham 200 Tasting with Anthony and Tom Symington
Date: 2nd December 2020
http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... am_1970_VP
* A Note on Ratings
My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.
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