Drunk with Henry Hutchinson. I barely knew this gentleman, but we bonded over chatting about port. He was celebrating his 80th birthday by opening his last bottle of this wine from his birth year that his father had put down for him. I sadly don’t know what became of him, but as I write I hope he is preparing to celebrate his 90th next year.
Dark mahogany in colour, a gorgeous rich, ripe, sweet aroma. Lots of cassis, warm berries and all spice. There is a soft, ripe, juicy palate with brambles, sweet tobacco, pepper and clove. The finish is SO LONG… I was tasting this wine half an hour later. Stunning. 100pts (Sept 2007)