Deep opaque centre, fading to red on the rim. Very dense, concentrated nose. Blackcurrants predominant. Maybe a little mint? In the mouth, an immediate touch of sugar, then strong blackcurrants, followed by heavy tannins. This feels like an old-style classic Vintage Port, a bit Dow-like, which requires a very long time to mature.
Tasted at: TPF Christmas Virtual Tasting 2020
Date: 15th December 2020
http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... iz_2003_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 weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. 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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